Player News - Canadiens

Date: Team: Pos:

Paul Byron underwent surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday.

Byron is expected to need six months to recover, so he may not be ready to play when the 2018-19 campaign begins. He was not 100 percent at the end of the year, but played in all 82 contests. He finished the season with 20 goals and 35 points.
Apr 18 - 6:43 PM

Chris Terry captured the John B. Sollenberger Trophy, as the AHL's leading scorer.

Terry registered 32 goals and 39 assists for a career-best 71 points in 62 games for the Laval Rocket. He is first player from a Montreal farm team to top the AHL in scoring since Stephan Lebeau accomplished the feat in 1988-89 with the Sherbrooke Canadiens. The Rocket finished with the worst record in the AHL (24-42-10).
Apr 16 - 10:10 AM

Jacob De La Rose will represent Sweden at the upcoming World Hockey Championship.

De La Rose had four goals and eight assists in 55 games with the Canadiens this season. The 22-year-old has good size and skating ability, but he's had a hard time standing out on the ice. He has a future in the NHL, but it will likely be as a third or fourth line center with little offensive upside.
Apr 9 - 7:26 PM

Jonathan Drouin wasn't asked to play for Team Canada at the World Hockey Championship.

Drouin had a difficult first year in Montreal, so it's not surprising that he hasn't been asked to be part of the team. The 22-year-old had 13 goals and 46 points in 77 games this season. It'll be interesting to see if he'll be used at center again next year or if the Canadiens will put him back on the wing. That will likely depend on whether or not GM Marc Bergevin can finally land a legitimate top two center.
Apr 9 - 7:23 PM

Jake Evans has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

Evans produced 13 goals and 46 points in 40 games for the University of Notre Dame during his senior season. He was taken in the seventh round, 207th overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Canadiens.
Apr 9 - 5:52 PM

Max Pacioretty (knee) has been medically cleared.

Pacioretty can begin his off-season training to prepare for the 2018-19 campaign. He suffered a sprained MCL back on Mar. 2, which ended what was already a disappointing season for the star winger.
Apr 9 - 2:28 PM

Andrew Shaw will have knee surgery next Tuesday.

Shaw has recovered from the concussion that he suffered on Mar. 13 against Dallas, but he also re-injured his knee on the play. He expects to be ready for the 2018-19 campaign.
Apr 9 - 1:58 PM

Kerby Rychel has been returned to the AHL's Laval Rocket.

Rychel earned one goal and one assist in four outings with the Canadiens after he was acquired from Toronto. He also has eight goals and 12 points in 14 matches with Laval.
Apr 8 - 1:17 PM

Michael McCarron has been assigned to Laval of the AHL.

McCarron registered his first point of the season in 18 games Saturday night, with an assist, in Montreal's regular-season finale against Toronto. He also had four penalty minutes in 10:33 of ice time.
Apr 8 - 1:14 PM

Brett Lernout has been sent to the minors.

Lernout picked up one assist along with a 14 shots and a minus-5 rating in 18 outings with the Canadiens this year.
Apr 8 - 1:10 PM

Jonathan Drouin finished the 2017-18 campaign on a three-game point streak.

Drouin had 13 goals and 46 points in 77 contests this season, which is meaningfully less than the Canadiens were likely hoping out of him when they sacrificed top defensive prospect Mikhail Sergachev to get him from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The silver lining is that Drouin did at least get hot towards the end of the campaign. He had three goals and 13 points in his final 14 games. Perhaps the 23-year-old was finally getting comfortable in Montreal and he can use that to take a big step forward in 2018-19. He'll certainly be a big gamble heading into next season though.
Apr 8 - 7:22 AM

Carey Price allowed four goals on 30 shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Price finished the game off by giving the puck away to Patrick Marleau, who buried it to make it 4-2 for Toronto. It was a horrendous year for Price, as he easily had the worst season of his career. The 30-year-old will finish 2017-18 with 16-26-7 record with a 3.11 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage. The Canadiens need him to bounce back next season when his new eight-year, $84 million contract kicks in.
Apr 7 - 10:39 PM

Jeff Petry scored a goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Petry scored a power-play goal in the last minute of regulation when his shot went off a Maple Leafs player and into the net. The Habs blue liner finished the game with an even rating, three shots on goal and one blocked shot in 21:46 of ice time. Petry finishes the year with 12 goals and 42 points in 82 games this season. The 30-year-old struggled at times this season, but he managed to be one of the better players on the blue line after Shea Weber went down in December.
Apr 7 - 10:32 PM

Charles Hudon (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's game against Toronto.

Hudon played in Thursday's game against the Red Wings, but he'll sit this meaningless game tonight. He'll finish the season with 10 goals and 30 points in 72 games. Byron Froese will take his spot in the lineup.
Apr 7 - 7:18 PM

Updating a previous item, David Schlemko is out of Saturday's game because of an undisclosed injury.

Schlemko had one goal and four assists in 37 games with the Canadiens this season. He will be replaced by Jordie Benn.
Apr 7 - 7:17 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Draft: Moore would help CAR

    Draft: Moore would help CAR
  •  
    Draft: Bryan, ATL perfect fit

    Draft: Bryan, ATL perfect fit
  •  
    NFC West draft needs

    NFC West draft needs
  •  
    Seahawks should take Griffin

    Seahawks should take Griffin
  •  
    Draft: Who should SF take?

    Draft: Who should SF take?
  •  
    Draft: NFC North needs

    Draft: NFC North needs
  •  
    Draft: Norris

    Draft: Norris' latest mock
  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Bristol

    NASCAR Fantasy: Bristol