Kotkaniemi (groin) will return to the Canadiens lineup on Saturday.
Kotkaniemi has missed the last seven games with a groin issue but will play against the Devils. Kotkaniemi has had a slow start offensively, scoring just two goals with one assist in 12 games.
Source: Stu Cowan 11/16/19, 5:28 pm EST
Byron is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Byron will come out of the lineup due to a lower-body injury that he suffered last night in Washington. With Byron out, Jesperi Kotkaniemi will be making his return to the lineup.
Source: Stu Cowan 11/16/19, 5:16 pm EST
Kinkaid will start Saturday vs. the Devils.
The Canadiens have recalled Charles Hudon from Laval (AHL).
Hudon has played very well in the AHL, scoring nine goals with two assists (11 points) in 17 games this season. Hudon has played over 100 NHL games over the last two seasons but has just 39 points (13G / 26A) in 110 career games. He takes Jonathan Drouin's spot on the roster.
The Canadiens have placed Jonathan Drouin (upper-body) on IR.
Drouin was levelled by Alex Ovechkin in Friday's game and did not return after suffering an "upper-body" injury. His move to IR means he'll miss at least one week or three games. Charles Hudon was recalled from Laval (AHL) to take his spot on the roster.
Poehling has been reassigned to Laval (AHL).
Poehling played in four straight games but was sent back before Friday's game in Washington. Jordan Weal will take the spot that was previously filled by Poehling. He returns to the AHL, where he has collected three goals and two assists (five points) in 14 games.
Weal will draw into the Canadiens lineup on Friday.
Weal was a healthy scratch for the last four games but will replace Ryan Poehling, who was reassigned to Laval (AHL). Weal has just two goals and one assist in 10 games this season.
Kotkaniemi (groin) will not play on Friday.
The Canadiens are expecting Kotkaniemi to play one of their two weekend games, so look for him to play Saturday. Jordan Weal will replace Ryan Poehling, who replaced Kotkaniemi originally.
Kinkaid will likely start Saturday vs. the Devils.
Kotkaniemi (groin) will play one of the games during Montreal's Friday/Saturday back-to-back.
Kotkaniemi has missed the last six games but will play either Friday in Washington or Saturday vs. New Jersey. The Canadiens don't want the second-year centre to overdue it in his return from injury but it's a good sign that he'll play in at least one of the two games.
Price will start Friday in Washington.
Price allowed two goals on 35 shots in the Canadiens win over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday. Price has won three of his last four starts (3-0-1) with a 2.70 GAA and .919 SV%. Despite playing well, he has a tough road assignment in Washington. The Capitals have not lost in regulation in over a month, going 11-0-2 with 4.38 goals per game in their last 13 games.
Weber (illness) is expected to play on Tuesday.
Weber missed Monday's practice and Tuesday's morning skate but head coach Claude Julien still expects him to play vs. the Blue Jackets. This is great news for Montreal because Weber has been scorching hot as of late, scoring five goals with six assists (11 points) in his last 11 games while playing 22:46 ATOI.
Source: Stu Cowan 11/12/19, 12:57 pm EST
Price will start Tuesday vs. the Blue Jackets.
Price stopped 31 of 33 shots in Montreal's win over the Kings on Saturday. Price has won three of his last five starts (3-1-1) while posting a 2.62 GAA and .924 SV%. On Tuesday he faces a Blue Jackets team that has lost six of their last seven (1-5-1) while scoring just 2.00 goals per game.
Source: Stu Cowan 11/12/19, 1:03 pm EST
Kotkaniemi (groin) will remain sidelined on Tuesday.
Kotkaniemi will miss his sixth consecutive game with a groin injury and the Habs maintain that he is day-to-day. Montreal doesn't play again until Friday/Saturday, so monitor Kotkaniemi's status as they week progresses towards their back-to-back.
Source: Stu Cowan 11/11/19, 1:22 pm EST
Price will start Saturday vs. the Kings.
Price allowed three goals on 43 shots in the Canadiens loss in Philadelphia on Thursday. On Saturday, Price will be making his fourth consecutive start--he has gone 1-1-1 with the 3.36 GAA and .907 SV% in the previous three games. Tonight he faces a Los Angeles team that has lost five in a row on the road while scoring just 1.40 goals per game.
Source: Stu Cowan 11/9/19, 4:25 pm EST
Price will start in Philadelphia on Thursday.
Kotkaniemi (groin) will not play on Thursday.
Kotkaniemi practiced on Wednesday and took part in Thursday's morning skate but remains sidelined for Thursday's game in Philadelphia. The Haas are hopeful that Kotkaniemi will be able to return to the lineup on Saturday.
Kotkaniemi (groin) will travel to Philadelphia for Thursday's game.
Kotkaniemi missed three games with a groin injury but he will accompany the team to Philadelphia, which makes it possible for him to make his return to the lineup. The second-year centre has had a slow start to the year, scoring two goals with one assist in 12 games before getting hurt.
Source: Arpon Basu 11/6/19, 3:27 pm EST
Price will start Tuesday vs. the Bruins.
Price gave up three goals on 39 shots I the Canadiens loss in Dallas on Saturday. The loss snapped a brief two-game winning streak for Price, who comes into Tuesday's game at 3-3-0 with a 2.55 GAA, .903 SV% and one shutout on home-ice. He was 2-2-0 with a 2.28 GAA, .938 SV% and one shutout vs. the Bruins last year but they are a ridiculous 11-1-2 and average 3.71 goals per game (3rd) this year, so beware.
Source: Stu Cowan 11/5/19, 3:16 pm EST