Player News - Canadiens

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Andrei Markov has become an iron man over the past four seasons.

He has missed just two games during that span and they were both to give him some rest before the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "Touch wood," Markov said. "I just try to follow my routine every day. To be honest with you, it's not easy. But you realize you have no choice - you have to take care of yourself, be well rested and well prepared. That's what I try to do, and I enjoy every day." He also stated that he adds something new to his off-season training each year to challenge and improve himself. Markov has skated in 928 career NHL contests, which puts him on track for game No. 1,000 at home against the Ottawa Senators on March 19 if his durability remains intact.
Jul 25 - 8:00 PM

Ben Scrivens has indeed signed with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL.

Scrivens appeared in 15 games with Montreal last year, where he posted a 5-8-0 record with a 3.07 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. He also skated in 11 outings in the AHL with Bakersfield and St. John's.
Jul 25 - 9:56 AM

Bobby Farnham has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

Farnham had 10 points and 97 penalty minutes in 53 games between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils last season. If he makes the Montreal Canadiens' opening game roster then he should once again be a good source of PIM.
Jul 24 - 12:39 AM

Ben Scrivens has reportedly signed with the KHL's Dinamo Minsk.

Scrivens had a 3.07 GAA and .906 save percentage in 15 games with Montreal in 2015-16. They waived him in late March after signing NCAA standout Charlie Lindgren. Scrivens is still just 29 years old, so he might end up back in the NHL at some point. He has a 2.92 GAA and .905 save percentage in 144 career contests.
Jul 15 - 7:22 PM

The Montreal Canadiens plan to move their AHL team from St. John’s to Laval, Quebec in time for 2017-18.

The move makes sense for the Canadiens as it will put their farm team much closer to them. The St. John’s team has spent one year as Montreal's affiliate so far and was previously linked to the Winnipeg Jets before the Jets put their AHL team in Manitoba.
Jul 11 - 6:51 PM

Phillip Danault has inked a two-year, $1,824,000 contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

Danault had four goals and 10 points in 51 games between Chicago and Montreal last season. The 23-year-old has secured a one-way deal, so he'll make the same amount even if he gets sent to the minors.
Jul 6 - 6:01 PM

Chris Terry has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

Terry had eight goals and 11 points in 68 contests with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2015-16. With that, the 27-year-old forward has 138 games worth of NHL experience.
Jul 2 - 4:27 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Philip Samuelsson to a one-year, two-way contract.

Samuelsson has four goals and 31 points in 56 AHL contests last season. He also appeared in four games with Arizona, but didn't record a point over that span.
Jul 2 - 2:07 PM

Just because the Canadiens signed Al Montoya to a one-year, $950,000 contract, does not mean that Mike Condon is out of the running for the Habs' backup goalie job.

In fact, Habs' coach Michel Therrien expects a spirited battle for the number two netminder position come training camp. We will wait to see how this one turns out.
Jul 2 - 10:59 AM

Newly-acquired Montreal defenseman Shea Weber believes Alexander Radulov has matured since he last played in the NHL.

Radulov and Weber were teammates in Nashville when the former was a bit of trouble off the ice. However, Weber told Montreal GM Marc Bergevin that the issues Radulov had were not character ones but of imaturity. "It wasn’t a character issue," said Bergevin. "He was 21, 22 and now he’s married with a kid and he’s almost 30." The Habs are hoping to strike gold here and given that Radulov's contract is only for one season, the risk is limited. Radulov was one of the more talented players available in free agency. If he is truly reformed, the Habs may have really improved their foward ranks.
Jul 2 - 10:55 AM

Alexander Radulov addressed the curfew incident after signing a one-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

Back in 2012 while playing for Nashville in the playoffs, Radulov was suspended by the team for breaking curfew. That incident is part of the reason why there's questions about whether Radulov will be a problem off the ice. "I made a mistake," Radulov said. "I'm not trying to say I wasn't doing it or it wasn't my mistake. Yes, I did it and it's real life. Time goes by and you look [back] at some things and what should have done, what should have not done and you realize some things. I completely know what I'm doing right now and I know what I want and I know how to do this." Radulov has tremendous offensive ability, as he's demonstrated in the KHL. If that translates well to the NHL and he stays out of trouble, then his next contract could be very lucrative. If nothing else, Montreal has limited its risk by signing him to just a one-year deal.
Jul 1 - 5:02 PM

Daniel Carr has inked a two-year contract with Montreal worth $1.45M.

Carr had six goals and nine points in 22 contests with the Canadiens in 2015-16. The 22-year-old also had 10 goals and 21 points in 24 AHL games.
Jul 1 - 3:30 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed first round pick Mikhail Sergachev to a three-year entry-level contract worth $925K per season.

The Habs selected Sergachev with the ninth overall pick six days ago and they are viewing the defenseman as the eventual replacement for the aging Andrei Markov. Sergachev posted 17 goals and 57 points for Windsor (OHL) over 67 games, where he also posted two goals and five points for them in the playoffs in five games last season. His phenomenal season also earned him the OHL Defenseman of the Year honor.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 1 - 2:54 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Zach Redmond to a two-year/$1.225 million deal.

The 27-year-old defenseman has been a journeyman throughout his career and will give the Canadiens some extra depth in 2016-17 and the following year. He has no fantasy value.
Jul 1 - 2:24 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Alexander Radulov to a one-year/$5.75 million deal.

Wow! The highly skilled and elite forward has plied his trade in the KHL for most of the last eight seasons and he is a goal scorer but his lack of effort at times could be a problem for the Canadiens. He has had 47 goals and 136 points in 99 games over the last two seasons in the KHL so the Habs are relying on his offensive prowess to lift the team to the playoffs as he is definitely a top-six forward. He should be drafted in the sixth or seventh round in most pools.
Jul 1 - 1:50 PM


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