Juulsen consulting with a specialist for headaches.
The Canadiens announced that Juulsen is not dealing with a concussion, but did have a facial fracture after being hit in the face by the puck last November. Juulsen’s status for the start of the regular season is unclear, but these headaches could open up a spot for Cale Fleury to start the year with Montreal.
Source: John Lu 09/23/19, 2:20 pm EST
Poehling is out indefinitely with a concussion.
Poehling took a big hit from Dryden Hunt during last Wednesday’s preseason game and is out indefinitely with a concussion. This is a tough break for Poehling, who was likely to open the season on the Canadiens roster. However, it does open up the possibility for Montreal to take a look at Ryan Suzuki early in the season.
Source: Stu Cowan 09/23/19, 2:09 pm EST
The Canadiens have signed Michael Mccarron to a one-year, two-way contract.
McCarron was a first-round pick (No.25 overall) in 2013 but has yet to make an impact at the NHL level. The 24-year-old had 21 points (7G / 14A) in 32 games with Laval (AHL) last year, but had just one assist in 18 NHL games. In total, McCarron has just eight points (2G / 6A) and 110 PIMS in 69 career games with Montreal.
The Canadiens have re-signed Charles Hudon to a one-year extension worth $800K.
Hudon spent the entire 2019 season with the Canadiens but appeared in just 32 games and picked up just five points (3G / 2A). It was a disappointing year for Hudon, who had 30 points in 2018. With Ryan Poehling and Nick Suzuki pushing for the NHL, Hudon will likely be an extra forward to start 2020.
The Canadiens have signed Artturi Lehkonen to a two-year contract worth $4.8 million ($2.4M AAV).
The Canadiens have signed Joel Armia to a two-year deal worth $5.2 million ($2.6M AAV).
The Canadiens have signed Nick Cousins to a one-year contract worth $1.0M.
The Canadiens have signed Philip Varone to a one-year deal worth $700K.
The Canadiens have signed Ben Chiarot to a three-year deal worth $10.5M ($3.5M AAV).
Source: Stu Cowan 07/4/19, 2:26 pm EST
The Canadiens have signed Riley Barber to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Canadiens have signed Keith Kinkaid to a one-year, $1.75M deal.
The Canadiens have signed Mike Reilly to a two-year contract worth $3.0M ($1.5M AAV).
Reilly had three goals and eight assists (11 points) in 57 games for Montreal last year. Reilly shuffled in and out of the Montreal lineup all season but ranked third among defensemen in PP TOI/gm (1:25) when he did play. He will likely fill the exact same role in 2020.
The Canadiens signed Gustav Olofsson to a one-year extension worth $700K.
Olofsson was originally selected in the second-round in 2013 and ended up with Montreal after spending the first four years of his career the Wild’s organization. Olofsson had eight assists in 41 games with Minnesota last season and had one assist in just two games with Laval (AHL).
The Canadiens have signed Xavier Ouellet to a one-year, two-way contract.
Ouellet’s deal is worth $700K at the NHL-level but the 25-year-old played just 19 games with Montreal last season. Ouellet spent most of the year with Laval (AHL), where he posted seven goals and 21 assists (28 points) in 47 AHL games.
The Canadiens signed Brett Kulak to a three-year extension worth $5.55 million ($1.85M AAV).
In his first season with Montreal, Kulak split his season between the AHL and NHL. The 25-year-old had 11 points (3G / 8A) in 19 games with Laval before adding 17 points (6G / 11A) in 57 games with Montreal. Kulak figures to be a part of the Habs blueline plans to start the 2019-20 season.
The Canadiens signed Alex Belzile to a one-year, two-way contract.
In his first season in the Canadiens organization, Belzile let the Laval Rockets (AHL) in goals (19), assists (35) and points (54). The 27-year-old centre will start 2019-20 with Laval.
The Canadiens have signed Otto Leskinen to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Leskinen, 22, is a Finnish defenseman who has spent the last three years with KalPa Kuopio (Finnish Liiga). Leskinen was tied for second on the team in assists (23) and fourth in points (31) in 57 games this season.