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Habs Daily: Reinbacher’s Arrival, Savard Trade Talk, Deadline



Montreal Canadiens prospect David Reinbacher

Check on the latest Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed on Wednesday.

Habs News

  • The situation has changed slightly for top Montreal Canadiens prospect David Reinbacher. His team, EHC Kloten, has not won any games since late January and will have to participate in the National League (NL) playout. However, there’s one situation that involves Reinbacher arriving in Canada a little earlier than expected. Now that we have the dates for the Swiss League (SL) playoffs, we have a much better idea of when he may arrive.  [Important Dates For Canadiens Prospect Reinbacher’s Arrival]


  • According to Greg Wyshynski (ESPN), two members of the Montreal Canadiens are among the most likely players to be traded between now and the deadline. David Savard is 20th on his trade bait list, whereas Jake Allen is 30th. There’s been a lot of smoke regarding the possibility of moving Savard, but it’s too early to suggest there’s a fire. Savard likes playing in Montreal and at the moment the team is not intent on moving him. On that note, if Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes receives a rich offer for a 33-year-old defenceman with below-replacement underlying numbers, he’d be foolish to ignore it.[NHL Trade Deadline Potential Movers]

  • With the NHL’s Trade Deadline (March 8) looming, there will be a lot of rumours and discussions regarding potential trades. One player that has been mentioned a lot in recent weeks is defenceman Mike Matheson. As it stands, there’s been little to no news when it comes to a potential trade involving Monahan. We should also note that Matheson is a rare player who hails from Montreal, has an above-average skill set, and enjoys playing for the Habs.


  • Prospect Filip Eriksson has enjoyed a significant uptick in production since he was assigned to Allsvenskan. While Eriksson was playing for Växjö in the SHL he managed just six points in 29 games. Now that he’s playing with Nybro in a lower league, he has scored nine goals and 12 assists in 21 games. As is often the case with prospects, usage was playing a big part when it came to production. Eriksson’s ice time has almost doubled since he was loaned to Nybro.

  • Injured forward Kirby Dach was once again spotted practicing alone. Remember, Dach is not cleared to play this season, which means we can’t expect any early return to play, but it’s still encouraging to see the young forward back in his preferred environment.

National Hockey Now Network

  • A year ago Tuesday, the team from Canada’s capital city let the Detroit Red Wings know that they weren’t a playoff team. Tuesday, it was the Red Wings who were letting the team from America’s capital city know that they weren’t a playoff team. [Detroit Red Wings]
  • Though his offensive production has dipped a bit from where it was last season, Nashville Predators center Tommy Novak is a hot commodity with the NHL trade deadline just 10 days away [Nashville Predators]

  • The handmade cardboard sign was taped above the Pittsburgh Penguins locker room door. It said only two words, “All In.” The Penguins earned a hard-fought win and one that shines a bright, positive light on the team, who beat the NHL-leading Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in overtime at Rogers Arena. [Pittsburgh Penguins]