Player News - Canadiens

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Max Pacioretty and the rest of the Montreal Canadiens were held without a point in a 6-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Pacioretty, along with Jonathan Drouin and Jordie Benn, missed Friday's practice due to an illness, but nobody was able to a make difference on Saturday against the surging Leafs. The Canadiens captain has seven goals and 12 points in 21 games this season.
Nov 18 - 11:27 PM

Charlie Lindgren allowed five goals for the second straight game in a 6-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

The wind has come out of Charlie Lindgren's sails. The Habs didn't play an all-around great game in front of him, but Lindgren surely didn't save the Canadiens. Lindgren's record falls to 3-3-1 with a 2.49 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 18 - 11:18 PM

It appears Brandon Davidson will not dress tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

With just one point in 11 games and some shaky defensive play, the Habs have elected recently to give Joe Morrow a shot on the bottom pairing ahead of Davidson. Torrey Mitchell (illness) will also be scratched tonight.
Nov 18 - 6:51 PM

Jordie Benn (flu) will play in Saturday's home game against the Maple Leafs.

Benn didn't skate on Friday, but he's healthy enough to take on Toronto tonight. He doesn't have any fantasy value though. Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin, who were also dealing with an illness, will also suit up on Saturday.
Nov 18 - 11:49 AM

Jonathan Drouin (flu) will play against Toronto on Saturday night.

Drouin skipped Friday's practice because of the illness, but he'll be in the lineup tonight. He has three goals and 13 points in 19 games this season.
Nov 18 - 11:47 AM

Max Pacioretty (flu) will play in Saturday's game against Toronto.

Pacioretty missed Friday's practice, but he'll be ready to go for tonight's game against the Maple Leafs. The Canadiens captain has seven goals and five assists in 20 games this season. Jonathan Drouin and Jordie Benn (both missed practice because of an illness) will also play on Saturday night.
Nov 18 - 11:46 AM

Charlie Lindgren will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Lindgren and the Canadiens are coming off an embarrassing 5-4 loss to the Coyotes on Thursday night, so it'll be interesting to see how they respond against the biggest rival. Lindgren has been terrific this season, as he has a 3-2-1 record with a 2.00 goals-against-average and a .939 save percentage. With Carey Price out, Lindgren has plenty of fantasy value.
Nov 18 - 9:40 AM

Alex Galchenyuk is currently in an eight-game goal drought.

He's picked up an assist in each of his last two games, but he hasn't found the back of the net since Oct. 30. Galchenyuk has a disappointing four goals and four assists in 20 games this season.
Nov 18 - 9:37 AM

Jordie Benn (flu) didn't take part in Friday's practice.

Benn was one of three Canadiens players that missed practice because of the flu (Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin were also out). Head coach Claude Julien mentioned that it was still unclear whether or not the three players would play in Saturday's game against Toronto.
Nov 18 - 9:35 AM

Jonathan Drouin (flu) missed practice on Friday morning.

Drouin, Max Pacioretty and Jordie Benn were all out of commission because of the flu on Friday. Head coach Claude Julien mentioned that each player's status for Saturday night's game against Toronto was unclear. We should find out more about their availability after the morning skate.
Nov 18 - 9:32 AM

Max Pacioretty (flu) missed Friday's practice.

Head coach Claude Julien said he wasn't sure if Pacioretty would be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs. A bug seems to be going through the Canadiens' locker room, as Jonathan Drouin and Jordie Benn also missed practice for the same reason.
Nov 18 - 9:30 AM

Brendan Gallagher scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Arizona.

Gallagher had three shots and two hits 14:00 of ice time, which included 4:11 of power-play action. He has 13 points in 20 games this season.
Nov 17 - 10:04 AM

Nicolas Deslauriers was called up from the minors on Thursday November 16.

Deslauriers made his season debut on Thursday, though he logged a modest 6:01 minutes. Montreal acquired him from Buffalo in exchange for Zach Redmond on Oct. 4.
Nov 17 - 2:54 AM

Charlie Lindgren stopped 27 of 32 shots in a 5-4 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

Remarkably, Lindgren made three breakaway saves in this game. First stopping Clayton Keller with a poke check, and then denying Derek Stepan twice shorthanded just seconds apart. It's the first game of Lindgren's career he has given up more than two goals. His record sits at 3-2-1 with a 2.00 goals against average and .939 save percentage.
Nov 16 - 10:39 PM

Tomas Plekanec picked up two assists in a 5-4 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

Plekanec made a nice play to win the draw straight to Weber who absolutely blasted a shot over Raanta's shoulder to give the Habs a 4-3 lead entering the third period. Unfortunately, the Habs stumbled going into the final frame and fell to the Coyotes. Plekanec has eight points in 20 games this season.
Nov 16 - 10:33 PM


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