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MONTREAL — There’s never a dull moment when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens, but it’s not always possible to keep up to date with every breaking news story.

Every Sunday we will recap the most exciting and relevant NHL news stories that you may have missed throughout the week.



  • Samuel Montembeault was given the start against the Vegas Golden Knights, who had yet to lose a game in regulation heading into Monday night’s matchup with the Montreal Canadiens.  [Canadiens Game 8: Montembeault Gets Start, Matheson Skated]
  • The Habs did not manage to break the Golden Knights’ undefeated streak, but they did play well enough to earn a point. Kaiden Guhle looked great, as did the top line, and, of course, Sean Monahan, who has found a new gear this season. [Canadiens Push Golden Knights To Limit In Entertaining Game]
  • Captain Nick Suzuki played in his 300th NHL game against the Golden Knights.

  • Goaltending prospect Jacob Fowler has his eyes on the prize. The 18-year-old prospect has won five of his first six starts in the NCAA and currently sports a .919 save percentage. He’s also lost almost 20 lbs since being drafted by the Habs. [FR – TVA Sports]


  • Sean Monahan is having yet another strong start to the season, which might force the Montreal Canadiens to reconsider their plan moving forward.  [Canadiens Face Conundrum With Future of Sean Monahan]
  • Former Montreal Canadiens centre Tomáš Plekanec recently announced his retirement from professional hockey. As a Hab, he went through several management changes, top-of-the-league and bottom-of-the-league seasons, but he remained one of the most constant and reliable players, year in, and year out. [Au revoir “Pleky” – A Tomáš Plekanec Canadiens Tribute]
  • Forward Kirby Dach underwent successful surgery on his knee, and will now focus on rehab and recovery.




  • The Montreal Canadiens don’t necessarily need to call up a player, yet. But as we all know, injuries are inevitable, and eventually they’ll be looking to their AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket, for reinforcements. Here are three players that could be recalled without necessarily disrupting anyone’s development. [Canadiens Prospects Most Likely To Receive Call-Up From AHL]
  • After a relatively slow start to the year, Owen Beck has found his rhythm in the OHL. Beck only registered one point in his first six games with the Peterborough Petes this season, but has since earned eight points in his last five outings, including this goal against the Oshawa Generals on Thursday night.

  • Habs prospect Luke Tuch is heating up. He’s much older than most of his teammates, which means a certain level of offence is expected, and it doesn’t hurt to play on a line with Macklin Celebrini, but it’s worth noting that Tuch is currently doubling his production from last season, with eight points in seven games.
  • That’s it for Habs prospect highlights from Boston. Okay, okay, fine, here, you can have another Lane Hutson highlight. As a treat.

  • It’s too early to celebrate, but it seems that Rafael Harvey-Pinard’s injury isn’t as serious as originally anticipated. For now, the Canadiens are calling it a day-to-day issue. [Canadiens]
  • There’s a clear discrepancy when evaluating the offence from the various lines this season. Let’s just say that the third line is doing more than its fair share when it comes to scoring. The second line, on the other hand, not so much.

  • ICYMI: Jacob Fowler was named the goaltender of the month in Hockey East.

  • The Laval Rocket snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, scoring four goals in the third period to complete the comeback against the Toronto Marlies.

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