Juulsen is out indefinitely with a facial fracture.
Juulsen was hit in the face by the puck on two separate occasions in just 3:12 TOI. With Juulsen out at least a week, look for Karl Alzner or Xavier Ouellet to draw back into the Canadiens’ lineup on Wednesday.
Price will start Monday vs. the Capitals.
Price allowed two goals on 38 shots in the Canadiens win in Vancouver on Saturday. Price was excellent out west, winning each of his two starts while stopping 79 of 83 shots (.952 SV%). In his first start against the Capitals, Price walked away with the win despite giving up four goals on 31 shots (.871 SV%).
Price will start Saturday in Vancouver.
Price made 43 saves on 45 shots in the Canadiens win in Calgary on Thursday. Price snapped a three-game losing streak in impressive fashion, moving to 3-1-2 with a 2.49 GAA, .922 SV% and one shutout on the road this season. He will look to string wins together tonight vs. a Canucks team that has lost four in a row.
Reilly will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Reilly has played pretty well for the Canadiens this season, but will be replaced by Xavier Ouellet tonight.
Ouellet will draw back into the Canadiens lineup on Thursday.
Ouellet was a healthy scratch for the last two games, but will replace Mike Reilly tonight in Calgary. Ouellet has just three assists while averaging 17:21 TOI/gm in 16 games this season.
Price will start Thursday in Calgary.
Price allowed six goals on 31 shots in the Canadiens loss to the Sabres last Thursday. Price has been a disaster as of late, allowing three-plus goals in five straight games. He is a on a three-game losing streak, having allowed a combined 15 goals on 99 shots (.849 SV%). Next up is a Flames team that is tied for 16th (3.11 GF/pg) in goal-scoring.
Alzner will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Alzner replaced Noah Juulsen in the lineup in the last two games, but with Juulsen back in, Alzner will be scratched again.
Source: Stu Cowan 11/13/18, 2:32 pm EST
Juulsen (undisclosed) will draw into the Canadiens lineup on Tuesday.
Juulsen has been out of the lineup for the last two games, but will play in Edmonton. Juulsen will replace Karl Alzner and re-enters the lineup with three points (1G / 2A) in 13 games this season.
Source: Stu Cowan 11/13/18, 2:31 pm EST
NIemi will start Tuesday in Edmonton.
Niemi allowed four goals on 38 shots in the Canadiens win over the Golden Knights on Saturday. Carey Price has struggled against the Oilers in his career, so Niemi will make his sixth appearance tonight in Edmonton. Niemi is 4-1-0 with a 3.30 GAA and .894 SV% in five starts this season.
Niemi was the first goalie off of the ice at the Canadiens morning skate.
Niemi will start Saturday vs. the Golden Knights.
Niemi allowed three goals on 24 shots in the Canadiens win in Brooklyn on Monday. Niemi has won three of his first four starts despite posting a below-average 3.13 GAA and .893 SV%. Tonight he faces a Vegas team that is fourth in the NHL in shots per game (34.3) but tied for 29th in goal-scoring (2.38).
The Canadiens have placed Tomas Plekanec on unconditional waivers for purposes of terminating his contract.
The Canadiens announced that they have come to a “mutual agreement” with Plekanec to terminate his contract. Plekanec has played in just three of the Canadiens first 16 games this season, but did get to career game No.1000 with the team he spent 984 of the 1001 career games with. This could be the end of the line for Plekanec, who has 233 goals and 375 assists (608 points) in his 15 seasons.
Armia will miss 6-8 weeks with a right knee injury.
Byron is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
Byron has been out since October 30th and is expected to miss a couple more weeks after the Canadiens called him “week-to-week.” With Byron out, Andrew Shaw has taken on a larger role.
Source: Arpon Basu 11/8/18, 12:25 pm EST
Juulsen is expected to be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Juulsen recorded two assists against the Islanders on Monday but failed to register a point in 16:01 TOI on Tuesday. The young defenseman has played well so far this season, but has come out of the lineup to allow Karl Alzner to play a couple of times and will do so again tonight.
Alzner is expected to be back in the Canadiens lineup on Thursday.
Alzner has been a healthy scratch far more than he has played this season, sitting out of 11 of the first 15 games of the season. Alzner, who has five shots while averaging 17:35 TOI/GM, will replace Noah Juulsen vs. the Sabres.
Armia (lower-body) is not expected to play on Thursday.
Armia was forced to leave Tuesday’s game in New York and was not on the ice for Thursday’s morning skate. Armia will come out of the lineup vs. the Sabres, which means Tomas Tatar will play on the top power-play unit and Kenny Agostino was called-up to play on the third line and second power-play.
Source: John Lu 11/8/18, 11:19 am EST
Agostino was recalled from Laval (AHL); could play on Thursday.
Agostino has dominated the AHL throughout his career, but has had very limited NHL success. The 26-year-old has 10 points (4G / 6A) in 12 games with Laval this season, but just six points (2G / 4A) in 22 career NHL games with the Flames, Blues and Bruins. Agostino could make his Canadiens debut tonight.
Price will start Thursday vs. the Sabres.
Price surrendered five goals on 32 shots in the Canadiens loss in New York on Tuesday. Price started the season 4-1-2 with a 2.13 GAA, .922 SV% and one shutout, but has lost three of his last four starts with a 4.03 GAA and .867 SV%. Price will try to get back on track against a Sabres team that has lost four of their last five games.
Price will start Tuesday in New York.
Price surrendered four goals on 36 shots in the Canadiens loss to the Lightning on Saturday. Antti Niemi started the front-end of the Habs back-to-back last night in Brooklyn, so Price will start tonight vs. the Rangers. The 31-year-old is 2-0-2 with a 1.97 GAA, .930 SV% and one shutout on the road this season.