Alzner will be a healthy scratch for the Canadiens season opener in Toronto.
Alzner is in the second year of a large five-year contract that he signed prior to last season and his season will start in the press box. Being a healthy scratch will end a lengthy ironman streak for Alzner and opens the door for Xavier Ouellet to play with Jordie Benn.
Source: Stu Cowan 10/3/18, 2:08 pm EST
The Canadiens have signed Karl Alzner to a five-year contract worth $23.125M ($4.625M AAV).
Alzner spent the first nine years of his NHL career in Washington after the Capitals made him the No.5 overall pick in 2007. Alzner is a solid two-way defenseman that is capable of playing heavy minutes against the other team’s best and posting modest offensive numbers. Alzner has not missed a game in seven seasons and has averaged three goals and 14 assists (17 points) per 82 games over that stretch. Alzner could see regular time next to Shea Weber as the Habs’ No.1 pairing.
Alzner (upper-body) will not play in Game 4.
Alzner (upper-body) will not play in Game 3.
Alzner (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Monday.
Alzner (upper-body) will be a game-time decision for Game 1 vs. Pittsburgh.
Alzner (undisclosed) will play Monday vs. the Red Wings.
Alzner missed Monday’s practice but was back on the ice for Tuesday’s morning skate and will play tonight vs. the Red Wings. Alzner has eight points (2G / 6A) and a plus-8 rating in 25 games this season.
Alzner (undisclosed) did not practice on Monday; listed as day-to-day.
The Capitals recalled defenseman Aaron Ness on Sunday which suggested that one of their blue liners was dealing with an injury. On Monday, it was revealed that Alzner is battling an undisclosed injury and his status for Tuesday’s game is in doubt.
Source: Katie Brown 12/7/15, 5:46 am EST