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Montreal Canadiens prospect David Reinbacher

Here are the latest Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed on Friday.

Habs News

  • Top Montreal Canadiens prospect David Reinbacher will not have to feature in Kloten’s playout series versus Ajoie. The series is no longer necessary now that Olten has been eliminated from the Swiss League playoffs. Here’s what to expect next when it comes to Reinbacher’s Canadian arrival. [Canadiens Top Prospect David Reinbacher Available To The Organization]


  • A year ago, the outlook for the Montreal Canadiens’ goaltending depth chart was very worrisome, but it’s quickly becoming an organizational strength. The future of the Canadiens’ crease has been a major topic of conversation ever since the departure of Carey Price, as the Canadiens didn’t seem to have anything in the pipeline ready to replace him yet. However, within the last year, the Canadiens have been able to add some interesting names, as well as benefit from surprising upswings in development, to shore up a position of dire need. [Canadiens Goaltending Overhaul Paying Dividends For Club


  • Speaking of goaltenders, prospect Jacob Fowler was named the Hockey East Goaltender of the Year in addition to being included in the Hockey East First-Team All-Stars.

  • Fowler is joined by Boston University freshman Macklin Celebrini and Montreal Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson, who was also named to the first All-Star Team.


  • The Canadiens landed in Calgary yesterday ahead of Saturday night’s match-up with the Flames. The team will not hold a practice tomorrow, however, head coach Martin St-Louis will address the media around 1 pm ET.


National Hockey Now Network

  • The Vancouver Canucks nearly took the NHL trade deadline by storm when some Elias Lindholm trade talk emerged. Essentially, the rumour had been that the Canucks were prepared to take Lindholm and flip him again, this time in order to facilitate a trade for new Carolina Hurricanes winger Jake Guentzel. Lindholm would have gone to the Boston Bruins as a result of a three-team ordeal involving the Pittsburgh Penguins and Canucks. Obviously, that didn’t happen. But, the mere fact that this was out there was a pain point for the Canucks. [Vancouver Canucks]

  • According to a report, the New Jersey Devils are going to ‘investigate’ a Juuse Saros trade this summer. This should come as no surprise. It’s well-documented that the Devils were pushing hard for a goaltending upgrade this season, and even if they did acquire Jake Allen from the Habs, they’re still in the market for a starter. [New Jersey Devils]

  • When Devon Toews signed his extension with the Colorado Avalanche at the start of the regular season, it essentially put a ceiling on how high Bowen Byram could go on the depth chart in Colorado. A trade felt inevitable, although one happening at the deadline was a little surprising. [Colorado Avalanche]