Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Alexander Semin has lower body injury, will not return

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Canadiens announced that Alexander Semin left the game with a lower body injury and will not return in the third period. Semin is the second Canadien to leave the game as Carey Price did not start the third period in New York." November 25

  • Carey Price leaves the game versus the Rangers with an injury

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "After noticeably struggling in the second period, Carey Price has been replaced by Mike Condon to start the third period " November 25

  • General manager Marc Bergevin staying in Montreal long term

    ESPN "The man who has turned the Montreal Canadiens into perennial contenders will be around for a while longer. General manager Marc Bergevin has signed an extension through the 2021-22 season, the Canadiens announced Wednesday. "This new agreement brings added stability for our organization and..." November 25

  • Canadiens Sign GM Marc Bergevin to Contract Extension Through 2021-22 Season

    Hockey Fights "Montreal Canadiens owner, president and CEO, Geoff Molson, announced today that the Club and executive vice president and general manager Marc Bergevin have agreed to a multi-year contract extension that will keep him with the organization until the end of the 2021-22 season. Marc Bergevin, 50,..." November 25

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Canadiens' Gallagher undergoes surgery, out at least 6 weeks

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher will miss at least six weeks of action after undergoing surgery on his left hand Monday, the team announced. The 23-year-old fractured two fingers after blocking a shot by New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk on Sunday." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Gallagher out indefinitely to surgically repair two broken fingers

    Montreal Gazette "Alex Galchenyuk wasn’t surprised he delivered the game-winning goal in the Canadiens’ 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Sunday. “I had some chances earlier in the game,” said Galchenyuk, whose power-play goal at 16:31 of the third period snapped a 2-2 tie. “I had an empty net in the second..." November 23

  • With Smith-Pelly hurt, Habs recall former Swedish league scoring ace Holloway

    Pro Hockey Talk "Montreal forward Devante Smith-Pelly will miss tonight’s tilt against the Isles with a lower-body injury, which has paved the way for an interesting recall. Bud Holloway, the 27-year-old former Kings draftee that signed with the Habs this summer, has been brought up from AHL St...." November 22

  • Chris Chelios: 'NHL Should Move To Europe'

    TMZ "Chris Chelios does NOT want the NHL to start messing with the rules to create more goals -- telling TMZ Sports if Americans can't appreciate the game we have now, it should move to Europe. It's a big topic in the NHL right now -- with Patrick Roy recently telling ESPN he thinks smaller goalie..." November 22

  • Petry scores twice as Montreal is victorious in Price's return against Islanders

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Carey Price was a winner as he returned to action after missing nine games with a lower-body injury. Price made 33 saves as the Canadiens defeated the New York Islanders 5-3 Friday night at the Barclays Center. Defenceman Jeff Petry led the Montreal offence with a pair of goals. An..." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Coyotes climb out of road-trip rut with win over Canadiens

    Arizona Republic "They walked the streets, stopped to shop and visited with friends and family. “It was a beautiful day for this time of the year,” goalie Mike Smith said. Instead of practicing on both of their off-days in Montreal after a disappointing 0-2 start to their current four-game road swing, the..." November 20

  • Carey Price expected to return from injury Friday at Islanders

    Yahoo! Sports "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is expected return to action Friday when the team takes on the New York Islanders. The Habs announced the news on their official Twitter feed Thursday after a 3-2 regulation home loss to the Arizona Coyotes. Price, the reigning league MVP and Vezina..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Canadiens goalie Carey Price skates at practice in Brossard

    Montreal Gazette "Carey Price is on the ice at the Canadiens practice facility in Brossard. He’s working with goaltender coach Stéphane Waite and it appears he will join his teammates" November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Canadiens roar back from 3-0 deficit to beat Canucks 4-3 in OT

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: David Desharnais scored at 3:25 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks Monday night at the Bell Centre. The Canucks, who were playing the sixth game in a seven-game road trip, took a 3-0 lead early in the second period, but Montreal chipped away at the..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Still too early to talk about comeback for Habs’ Carey Price

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens held an optional morning skate in Brossard ahead of Monday night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Before the optional skate, Carey Price — who remains sidelined with a lower-body injury — was on the ice and went through..." November 16

  • Avalanche pounds NHL points leader Montreal, improves to 3-0 on trip

    Denver Post "By now, it can be considered a trend. The Avalanche can be really good when the challenge is great and the odds are stacked on the other side. Following Saturday night's 6-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens — making Colorado 3-0 on its seven-game road trip — the Avs have now handily defeated..." November 15

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Alexei Emelin out of the lineup tonight with a lower body injury. Greg Pateryn will play against the Avalanche. #GoHabsGo

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Carey Price on the ice this morning for 15 minutes. No pucks. Just a skate. #canadiens #tvasports

  • Canadiens’ Carey Price skates for first time since injury

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price got back on the ice Saturday morning for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury against the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 29. Price skated for roughly 15 minutes before the Canadiens held their morning skate in preparation for Saturday night’s..." November 14

  • After seven straight healthy scratches, Semin says ‘I want to play’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The last time Alex Semin played for Montreal was back on Oct. 27 — a 5-1 loss in Vancouver, in which he finished minus-2 with one shot on goal in just over 13 minutes of action. Since then, he’s been sitting in the press box. Seven straight games, and counting — that’s how many times Semin’s..." November 14

  • Penguins' 3rd-period uprising leads to victory over rugged Canadiens

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pascal Dupuis knows a thing or two about comebacks. His was dramatic Wednesday night. The one his team authored wasn't too bad, either. Patric Hornqvist scored the tying goal late in the third period to lead the Penguins to a 4-3 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens at Consol Energy..." November 12

  • Farnham replies to Prust’s Twitter chirp: ‘To be 3,000 miles away and say something doesn’t seem right’

    North Jersey "Although Devils right wing Jordin Tootoo said he doesn't expect any carryover from his exchange of words with Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows Sunday night, left wing Bobby Farnham said he wouldn't be surprised if the Canucks come after him for his second period fight with Jake Virtanen when the..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Carey Price out another week, does not require surgery

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will miss another week with a lower-body injury but will not require surgery, the team announced Tuesday. Price was in New York Monday to seek out a second opinion after not responding well to treatment last week. “The good news is that his diagnosis..." November 10

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Injured Carey Price leaves Canadiens to be further evaluated

    Sportsnet "Injured Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has left Montreal to be further evaluated, the team announced Monday. No further updates on his condition are expected before Tuesday." November 09

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    No hearing / suspension for #canadiens Nathan Beaulieu. #tvasports

  • Canadiens break 2-2 tie late in third period to beat Bruins 4-2

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: David Desharnais scored a power-play goal with 1:08 remaining as the Canadiens used another strong third-period performance to come from behind and defeat the Boston Bruins 4-2 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Lars Eller tapped in a rebound of a shot by Alex Galchenyuk to tie the..." November 08

  • Third-period outburst propels Canadiens to victory over Islanders

    Montreal Gazette "David Desharnais scored at 6:22 of the third period to snap a 1-1 tie as the Canadiens beat the New York Islanders 4-1 Thursday night at the Bell Centre. Tomas Fleischmann took advantage of an odd-man rush to set up Desharnais for his fourth goal of the season. The game featured tight defence..." November 06

  • Senators keep rolling in Montreal, 2-1

    Ottawa Sun "Don’t mind the Senators if they can’t wait to get on the road again. Being the visitor doesn’t faze the Senators one bit as they picked up their fifth victory in six road games this season with a 2-1 OT victory over the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Kyle Turris scored..." November 04

  • Jets' Dustin Byfuglien avoids suspension for hit on Brendan Gallagher

    CBS Sports "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien had a hearing with the NHL department of player safety on Tuesday morning regarding a hit he delivered on Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher on Sunday night. The incident happened when both players were involved in a race for a loose puck and..." November 03

  • Price-less Habs earn their well-balanced win over Winnipeg

    Montreal Gazette "It was shortly before 4 p.m. when the skies over the Bell Centre turned almost dark as night and opened their talons with thunder and lightning, hail, ferocious winds and biblical rain. The apocalypse blew through quickly but clearly; the hockey gods were not pleased that Canadiens goaltender..." November 02

  • Benn, Price, Krejci named Stars of the Month "Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Boston Bruins center David Krejci have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of October. FIRST STAR – JAMIE BENN, LW, DALLAS STARS Benn shared first in the NHL with nine goals and led the League with..." November 02

  • Byfuglien expected to have hearing for hit on Gallagher

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dustin Byfgulien is expected to have a disciplinary hearing for his hit on Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety hasn’t confirmed the news, but multiple reports around the league have mentioned that Byfgulien will be contacted in the near future." November 02

  • Canadiens goalie Price out with lower-body injury "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will be sidelined for one week with a lower-body injury, coach Michel Therrien said Sunday. Rookie goalie Mike Condon is expected to start Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell Centre (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, RDS). " November 01

  • Weise's hat trick helps Canadiens get win against Flames

    Montreal Gazette "Dale Weise had his first career hat-trick and Paul Byron had a goal and an assist against his former team as the Canadiens got back on the winning track with a 6-2 win over the Calgary Flames Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Rookie goaltender Mike Condon made 30 saves as he ran his..." October 31

  • Call-up Leon Draisaitl scores twice in Oilers comeback victory over Montreal

    Edmonton Sun "This wasn’t the first time most of the fans at Rexall Place went home angry. Fortunately for the Edmonton Oilers, this time most of the fans were decked out in Montreal Canadiens sweaters and cheering for the visitors. But the home team took the crowd out of it when it mattered, though,..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

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    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    Head coach Michel Therrien confirms Paul Byron will play tonight. He will take Alexander Semin's spot in the lineup. #GoHabsGo

  • Alex Semin, NHL’s scapegoat, scratched by Canadiens

    Yahoo! Sports "Alex Semin is expected to be a healthy scratch for the Montreal Canadiens against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night, continuing the years-long tradition of Alex Semin seemingly playing well in the eyes of some and being an obvious candidate for benching for others. Semin has a goal and three..." October 29

  • Canucks snap home losing streak and hand Habs their first loss

    Vancouver Sun "The Montreal Canadiens weren’t going to win them all. The Vancouver Canucks weren’t going to lose them all at home. A couple of streaks ended Tuesday when the Canucks finally made something good happen on home ice as they snapped the Montreal Canadiens’ nine-game winning streak with an..." October 28