Check out the latest Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed during the weekend.
- If either Kaiden Guhle or Jordan Harris miss significant time with their latest in uries the Montreal Canadiens may have to look to the Laval Rocket for defensive reinforcements. The options are limited, which could lead to prospect Logan Mailloux making his NHL debut. William Trudeau and Justin Barron are also available. [Canadiens Defenceman Recall Options In The AHL]
- Chris Johnston’s trade bait board no longer features four Habs players. Tanner Pearson and David Savard are absent from the list, and Sean Monahan was traded to the Jets, but goaltender Jake Allen is still among the top players available. As a reminder, despite all the criticism and hatred sent Allen’s way he’s still performing better than the vast majority of the goaltenders in the NHL when it comes to goals saved above expected. [Chris Johnston]
- Habs captain Nick Suzuki scored four goals and two assists in his last three games, making him the third star of the week in the NHL.
Jacob Markstrom (@NHLFlames), Sergei Bobrovsky (@FlaPanthers) and Nick Suzuki (@MTLCanadiens) have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 11.#NHLStats: https://t.co/QFvqhnpU27 pic.twitter.com/coPTYbRmAq
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 12, 2024
- Suzuki wasn’t the only member of the team that enjoyed a solid week from a production standpoint. Mike Matheson was added to the NHL’s fantasy team of the week.
How did your #FantasyHockey team fare last week? 🤔
— NHL (@NHL) February 12, 2024
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- Seven months ago, it looked as though Cal Petersen’s time in the NHL was close to running out, having been sent to the Philadelphia Flyers as a salary cap dump in the Ivan Provorov trade. Instead, unforeseen circumstances vaulted the 29-year-old from the AHL back to the NHL. [Philadelphia Flyers]
- When Vancouver Canucks 6-foot-5, 220-pound player Nikita Zadorov delivered a blow to the head of Red Wings forward Lucas Raymond Saturday it wasn’t the first time that he angered Detroit fans.. [Detroit Red Wings]