Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Habs rotate backups by recalling MacDonald, demoting Tokarski

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens made some AHL recalls and demotions on Friday, essentially trading backups and depth forwards. Dustin Tokarski goes down to the AHL to give journeyman No. 2 Joey MacDonald a chance to sit behind Carey Price while Sven Andrighetto’s demotion ends up short-lived, as he..." December 20

  • Canadiens sign Brett Lernout to an entry level contract

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Brett Lernout has earned a three-year contract from the Montreal Canadiens, which will run through to the 2017-18 season. Lernout, who plays with the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL, leads his team's defencemen in scoring, with 8 goals and 11 assists in 35 games. The 73rd overall draft pick..." December 19

  • Ducks Defeat Canadiens 2-1 Despite Inconsistent Game

    Anaheim Calling "Even without scoring on three powerplay opportunities, the Anaheim Ducks still managed to best the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 at the Bell Center on Thursday night. First Period Recap: After a beautiful ceremony honoring Saku Koivu, long time Montreal captain who played his final few seasons in..." December 19

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Sven Andrighetto sent down to Hamilton.

  • Zach Fucale trade: Canadiens prospect traded from Halifax to Quebec in junior

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "In the midst of joining Team Canada for training camp ahead of the World Juniors, Zach Fucale has been traded in junior. According to several sources now, Canadiens prospect Zachary Fucale will be traded by his junior team, the Halifax Mooseheads, to the Quebec Remparts, though it hasn't been..." December 17

  • Canadiens defeat the last-place Hurricanes, 4-1

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: It was hardly a classic, but Alex Galchenyuk had a natural hat trick and the Canadiens did what was expected of them as they defeated the last-place Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. It was the third consecutive win for the Canadiens, who are tied with..." December 17

  • Canadiens opened a five-game homestand with a 3-1 win over the Canucks

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Rookie Sven Andrighetto is making an immediate impact on the National Hockey League. Andrighetto scored a goal in his NHL debut on Saturday in Dallas and he assisted on Tomas Plekanec’s winner as the Canadiens opened a five-game homestand Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver..." December 10

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Canadiens recalled forward Michaël Bournival from the Hamilton Bulldogs tonight. He will be at practice on Monday.

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Les Canadiens ont cédé aujourd'hui l'attaquant Drayson Bowman aux Bulldogs / Canadiens today assigned forward Drayson Bowman to Hamilton.

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Lars Eller will have an MRI on Monday. He should (not confirmed yet) miss the game on Tuesday. #tvasports

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Sven Andrighetto will play at center on the third line. #tvasports

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Lars Eller ne reviendra pas au jeu ce soir (blessé au haut du corps) / Lars Eller will not return tonight (upper body).

  • Longtime NHL enforcer George Parros announces retirement "George Parros, a nine-year NHL veteran that was known mostly for his fighting ability and possessing one of the best mustaches in the sport, announced his retirement from the league on Friday. Parros appeared in 474 NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks,..." December 05

  • Wild Able To Hold On For 2-1 Win Over Canadiens

    Hockey Wilderness "It was the first time the Wild were to play with out stud defenseman Ryan Suter, whose Iron Man streak was snapped at 140 games. In stead the Wild felt that the best defense is a grea.... A goo... Well, at least they possessed the puck more than the Habs and just scored enough to win. The..." December 04

  • Jean Béliveau, beloved Canadiens hockey legend, dead at 83

    CBC Sports "Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau passed away at the age of 83 on Tuesday night, the team announced. He earned the nickname Le Gros Bill​. But both on and off the ice, Béliveau was better known for his skill, sportsmanship and a gentlemanly air that very nearly made him Canada's..." December 03

  • Canadiens win ugly in Denver, a game that was a microcosm of the season

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The game the Montreal Canadiens have played this year are so predictable, it's almost as if they're following a script. Not everything happens the same way, but you can be almost 100% sure that they will be outplayed in the first period by a wide margin, and slowly rally as the game goes..." December 02

  • Patrick Roy's feud with Canadiens is long gone

    Denver Post "Saturday will be the 19th anniversary of when Patrick Roy took the phone call from new Montreal Canadiens general manager Rejean Houle and heard that he had been traded to the Avalanche. Monday at the Pepsi Center, Roy will be behind the Avalanche bench, coaching against his former team, long..." December 01

  • Enroth stars as Sabres beat Montreal again

    Buffalo News "The backdrop to the Buffalo Sabres’ latest nailbiter was the return of Brian Gionta and Josh Gorges to the Bell Centre. The 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens was secured as Brian Flynn scored the tying goal with 5:56 left in regulation and the only goal of a five-round shootout. But this one..." November 30

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Canadiens sign forward Brendan Gallagher to a six-year contract extension. DETAILS -> #gohabsgo

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin has been fined $11,021.51 for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo forward Brian Gionta.

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin will have a hearing today for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo forward Brian Gionta.

  • Sabres skate by Canadiens

    Buffalo News "Even with Fonzie in the house, Tyler Ennis was the coolest guy in the building. The Sabres’ slick-skating forward put up a Goal of the Year candidate Friday night and assisted on Matt Moulson’s fluke winner with 1:18 left as Buffalo dropped Montreal, 2-1, in First Niagara Center. The surging..." November 29

  • Rangers dominate Canadiens in early statement game

    New York Post "No statements. No hyperbole. No projections. Instead, what the Rangers did Sunday night at the Garden was put together the type of performance that allows them to feel all their expectations for greatness are warranted. “When things come together,” Dom Moore would say after a blowout 5-0 win..." November 24

  • Canadiens unbeaten against the Bruins

    Montreal Gazette "Carey Price stopped 33 shots for his second shutout of the season and Tomas Plekanec scored a goal and added an assist as the Canadiens spoiled Boston coach Claude Julien’s 800th game behind the bench with a 2-0 victory over the Bruins on Saturday night at TD Garden. The win gave the Canadiens..." November 23

  • Dale Weise has become a household name with Canadiens fans

    Montreal Gazette "People often misquote F. Scott Fitzgerald when they claim he said: “There are no second acts in American lives.” What he actually said was he’d once thought there were no second acts in American lives, but later realized he was wrong. This, somehow, is where Dale Weise comes in. It’s no..." November 21

  • Pacioretty, Price lead the way over Blues

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Max Pacioretty scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season and Carey Price made 31 saves as the Canadiens erased a 1-0 deficit and defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-1 Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The win gave the Canadiens a 15-5-1 record for an NHL-best 31 points. They moved..." November 21

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Habs trade Rene Bourque to #NHLDucks for Bryan Allen. MTL GM Marc Bergevin stockpiling defencemen.

  • Geoff Molson says Canadiens would welcome openly gay player

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens would welcome an openly gay player on their roster, team owner Geoff Molson said Wednesday. “I can only speak for the Montreal Canadiens on a question like that and there is an extremely open environment,” Molson said when asked about the team’s stance on creating a safe space for..." November 20

  • Bennett, Fleury lead Penguins to a complete victory over Canadiens

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby ended his goal drought, and Marc-Andre Fleury earned yet another shutout. Before Crosby and Fleury left their mark, though, left wing Beau Bennett paved the way to an impressive 4-0 victory against the Canadiens in Montreal. The Penguins own the NHL's best record (13-3-1, 27..." November 19

  • Tokarski holds fort as Habs clip Red Wings

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens parlayed a couple of goals in each of the last two periods and a solid defensive effort, spearheaded by goaltender Dustin Tokarski, into a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena. Brandon Prust and P.K. Subban supplied the goals in the second..." November 17

  • Three power-play goals help lift Canadiens 6-3 over Flyers

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens’ power play produced goals on all three of its opportunities and Montreal survived a strong comeback effort from the Philadelphia Flyers to post a 6-3 victory Saturday night at the Bell Centre. P.A. Parenteau opened the scoring and also notched the winning goal in the third period...." November 16

  • Dreger only hearing "pure media speculation" on Habs' trade front

    Nichols on Hockey "“No, you know what... the only thing we’re hearing is pure media speculation. That’s what we’re hearing. And it’s obvious why you’d speculate, when you look at the depth now the Montreal Canadiens have on their blueline. Could another piece be moved out? Beaulieu’s name has been thrown out there,..." November 15

  • Habs offence comes alive in 5-1 win over Bruins

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: The Canadiens scored three goals in the second period and went on to beat the Boston Bruins 5-1 Thursday night at the Bell Centre. Dale Weise scored on a penalty shot at 2:31 to tie the game and Lars Eller put the Canadiens ahead when he scored at 13:00. Max Pacioretty made it 3-1..." November 14

  • Price posts first shutout of season

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Carey Price made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season, while Lars Eller, Alex Galchenyuk and Tomas Plekanec scored the goals to give the Canadiens a 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The shutout extended the Canadiens’ winning streak to..." November 12

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The Stars retain eight percent of Gonchar's salary in the trade

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Stars acquire left wing Travis Moen from Montreal in exchange for defenceman Sergei Gonchar.

  • Jiri Sekac earns regular spot with Canadiens while Rene Bourque heads to Hamilton

    Montreal Gazette "Coach Michel Therrien insists the Canadiens aren’t “closing any doors” on Rene Bourque, but the veteran forward’s future with the organization appears dim after he was assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs on Monday. Bourque, who was a healthy scratch for the Canadiens’ past two games, was placed..." November 11

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Rene Bourque was place on waivers earlier today by the Canadiens. #tvasports

  • Canadiens back in form in 4-1 win over Wild

    Montreal Gazette "Carey Price turned in a solid effort with 30 saves and the third line of Brandon Prust, Lars Eller and Jiri Sekac produced a pair of goals as the Canadiens defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Guy Lapointe’s jersey retirement night Saturday at the Bell Centre. The win gave Montreal a 10-4-1 record..." November 09

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Canadiens recalled forward Drayson Bowman from the Hamilton Bulldogs this afternoon. He will join the team later today.

  • Parenteau lights fuse for Canadiens' offence in win over Sabres

    Montreal Gazette ".A. Parenteau scored the winning goal in the shootout to give the Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night at the First Niagara Center. The win, which snapped a three-game losing streak, gave the Canadiens their fourth shootout win and a 9-4-1 record. They regained the..." November 06

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Defenseman Mike Weaver will miss tonight's game with the flu. Nathan Beaulieu will replace him against the Sabres. #GoHabsGo

  • Crawford gets the shutout as Blackhawks offense comes alive

    CSN Chicago "Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Kris Versteeg (twice), Brad Richards: in convincing fashion, the Chicago Blackhawks got their offense back on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, they may have lost a key teammate for a bit. Toews tallied his 200th career goal and 250th assist, but Patrick Sharp..." November 05

  • Analytics changing the way NHL teams look at the game

    Montreal Gazette "In the late 1960s, Sir George Williams university hockey coach Paul Arsenault went to Oregon to pursue a master’s degree in physical education. When he returned to Montreal, Arsenault met with Canadiens general manager Sam Pollock, who asked Arsenault what he had learned. “Well,” Arsenault..." November 05

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Michael Bournival will play his first game of the season tonight alongside Brandon Prust and Manny Malhotra. #gohabsgo

  • Upstart, short-handed Flames shock Canadiens 6-2 to kick off five-game road trip

    Calgary Herald "After rebounding smartly from Friday’s healthy scratch, after softhandedly converting two scoring chances, after taking his first-star twirl at the Bell Centre, after receiving the fireman’s helmet as the team’s in-house man of the match, after leading the Calgary Flames to a one-sided triumph..." November 03

  • Canucks 3 Habs 2 (OT): Canucks keep up with speedy Canadiens in most impressive win yet

    Vancouver Province "Somehow, the Vancouver Canucks managed to skate with one of the league's faster teams, and beat what may be the NHL's best goalie. Three times. What they couldn't do was shut down Dale Weise. Of all players. Weise set up Max Pacioretty with a couple of minutes left, tying the game..." October 31

  • Habs' Bourque struggling to play out of a grim slump

    Montreal Gazette "They were seven on Rogers Arena ice early Wednesday afternoon, a day off for the Canadiens but for this group: Goalie Dustin Tokarski was joined by — listing by position and jersey number, so nothing is read between the lines — forwards Rene Bourque, Jiri Sekac, Michaël Bournival and Lars..." October 30

  • Parenteau, Price give Habs shootout win over Flames

    Montreal Gazette "P.A. Parenteau scored on the Canadiens’ third shootout try, giving the Habs a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames Monday night in a thoroughly wild game at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Chalk this one up to goaltender Carey Price, who stopped 36 shots in regulation time, one more in overtime and all..." October 29

  • Habs get by Rangers 3-1

    Montreal Gazette "Lars Eller scored his first goal of the season to snap a 1-1 tie and Carey Price made 34 saves as the Canadiens defeated the New York Rangers 3-1 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Eller and Dale Weise each had a swipe at the loose puck in front as the Canadiens went ahead at 11:46 of the..." October 26