The Canadiens signed Phillip Danault to a three-year, $9.249M ($3.083M AAV) extension.
Source: Stu Cowan 07/16/18, 4:25 pm EST
The Canadiens signed Joel Armia to a one-year deal worth $1.85M.
Source: Brian Munz 07/14/18, 8:43 am EST
The Canadiens have re-signed Jacob De La Rose to a two-year, $1.8M ($900K AAV).
Weber is expected to miss 5-6 months after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a meniscal tear in his right knee.
The Canadiens signed Tomas Plekanec to a one-year deal worth $2.25M.
Source: Pat Hickey 07/2/18, 9:12 am EST
The Canadiens have signed Matthew Peca to a two-year deal worth $2.6M ($1.3M AAV).
The Canadiens have signed Xavier Ouellet to a one-year, two-way deal worth $700K.
The Canadiens have acquired Joel Armia, Steve Mason, a 2019 seventh-round pick and a 2020 fourth round pick from the Jets for Simon Bourque.
Armia was the No.16 overall pick in 2011 and is coming off of his best season in the NHL. The 25-year-old had 12 goals and 17 assists (29 points) in 79 games with the Jets. The big-winger will fill out a role in the Canadiens’ bottom-6.
The Blackhawks have acquired Michael Chaput from the Canucks for Tanner Kero.
Chaput has split the last five seasons between the AHL and NHL with the Blue Jackets and Canucks organizations. He has posted strong numbers in the AHL, collecting 42 points (17G / 25A) in 55 games with Utica (AHL) last season. He is expected to be in Rockford (AHL) to start this upcoming season.
The Canadiens select Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the No.3 overall pick.
Kotkaniemi climbed up draft boards throughout the season, racking up 10 goals and 19 assists (29 points) in 57 games as a 17-year-old in Finland’s top league. Kotkaniemi is the top centre in the draft and has drawn comparisons to Aleksander Barkov.
The Canadiens acquired Max Domi from Arizona and signed him to a two-year contract worth $6.3 million ($3.15M AAV).
Domi was acquired from the Coyotes in a straight-up trade for Alex Galchenyuk. Domi was selected No.12 overall in 2013 and has yet to fully live up to expectations after a great rookie season—18 goals and 34 assists in 81 games. Since then he has scored just 18 goals with 65 assists (83 points) in 141 games. Domi brings some physicality along with great playmaking ability to the left-side of the Canadiens’ lineup, where he figures to slot in behind Max Pacioretty.
The Canadiens have re-signed Antti Niemi to a one-year deal worth $950K.
Following a disastrous start to the 2017-18 season with the Penguins and Panthers, Niemi settled in in Montreal. The veteran netminder went 7-5-4 with a 2.46 GAA, .929 SV% and one shutout in 17 starts and two relief appearances with the Canadiens. He will likely be back as the Habs’ primary backup behind Carey Price next season.
Armia draws back into the Jets lineup for Game 5.
Armia (upper-body) will be back in the Jets lineup for Game 4.
Price will start Saturday in Toronto.
Source: John Lu 04/7/18, 8:26 am EST
Niemi will start Thursday vs. the Red Wings.
Scherbak will miss the rest of the season with a concussion.
Scherback must have suffered the concussion during the Canadiens’ loss to the Jets on Tuesday. With just two games left in the season, Scherbak’s season is effectively over. He had four goals and two assists (six points) in 26 games during his time with the Canadiens.
Price will start Tuesday vs. the Jets.
Plekanec will draw back into the Maple Leafs lineup on Saturday.
Plekanec was a healthy scratch last night but will return to the Maple Leafs lineup tonight vs. the Jets. Plekanec has picked up just one assist in 13 games since joining the Maple Leafs before the trade deadline.
Price will start Sunday vs. the Devils.
Price allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Canadiens win over the Red Wings on Monday. It was Price’s first win since February 4th and 16th of the season. He stopped 31 of 32 shots in a 2-1 OT win in his first and only start against the Devils this season.
Source: John Lu 04/1/18, 1:21 pm EST