Niemi will start Tuesday vs. the Panthers.
Price will start Monday in Boston.
Price stopped all 28 shots that he faced in the Canadiens shutout win over the Avalanche on Saturday. The win snapped a three-game losing skid for Price, who faces the Bruins for the fourth time tonight—Price has gone 1-2-0 with a 2.37 GAA, .932 SV% and one shutout in the first three meetings of the year.
Price will start Saturday vs. the Avalanche.
Source: Stu Cowan 01/12/19, 10:20 am EST
Reilly will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Reilly has been in the lineup for 13 consecutive games but has not registered a point, so he will be replaced by Karl Alzner on Thursday.
Peca will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Peca was in the Canadiens lineup in Detroit on Tuesday but will be replaced by Michael Chaput in the lineup on Thursday.
Hudon will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Hudon was in the Canadiens lineup for Tuesday’s game in Detroit but will be replaced by Nicolas Deslauriers on Thursday.
Deslauriers will return to the Canadiens lineup on Thursday.
Deslauriers was a healthy scratch in Detroit on Tuesday but will replace Charles Hudon on Thursday. Deslauriers has just two goals and one assist in 30 games this season.
Alzner will draw into the Canadiens lineup on Thursday.
Alzner will play in his first NHL games since November 24th, replacing Mike Reilly on the blueline. Alzner has just one assist in eight games this season.
Chaput will be back in the Canadiens lineup on Thursday.
Chaput was a healthy scratch in Detroit on Tuesday but will replace Matthew Peca on Thursday. Chaput has collected just four assists in 22 games this season.
Price will start Thursday in St. Louis.
Price allowed one goal on 25 shots in the Canadiens shutout loss to the Wild on Monday. Price has gone 1-2-0 with a 1.37 GAA and .955 SV% since returning from injury and will start Thursday after getting a breather on Tuesday. Price stopped 23 of 25 shots in a win in his first start against the Blues this season and is a nice option with a rookie goalie in the other crease.
Weber (face) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play Tuesday in Detroit.
Hudon will draw into the Canadiens lineup on Tuesday.
Hudon has been a healthy scratch for the last seven games but will replace Nicolas Deslauriers on Tuesday. Hudon has just three gaols and one assist in 23 games this season.
Peca will draw into the Canadiens lineup on Tuesday.
Peca has been a healthy scratch for the last four games but will replace Michael Chaput on Tuesday. Peca has 10 points (3G / 7A) in 26 games this season.
Niemi will start Tuesday in Detroit.
Niemi allowed two goals on 47 shots in the Canadiens win in Dallas on New Year’s Eve. It was Niemi’s best outing of the season and tonight he gets his second crack at the Red Wings—Niemi stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 7-3 win in their first meeting of the season (Oct.15).
Schlemko cleared waivers and was assigned to Laval (AHL).
Schlemko has been a healthy scratch for the last seven games and heads to the AHL after being leapfrogged on the Canadiens depth chart. Schlemko has just two assists in 18 contests this season.
Weber (face) is expected to play Tuesday after leaving Monday’s game.
Weber was hit in the face by a Mikael Granlund shot in the first period of Monday’s game. Weber ended up returning to the ice during the first but did not come back out for the second period. However, an X-ray showed no fracture to his cheek, so Weber is expected to play on Tuesday.
Source: Stu Cowan 01/8/19, 11:56 am EST
Price will start Monday vs. the Wild.
Price allowed three goals on 31 shots in the Canadiens loss to the Predators on Saturday. Since returning from a minor injury, Price has stopped 61 of the 64 shots (.953 SV%) that he has faced. Montreal will try and get revenge against the Wild after losing 7-1 in mid-December. Price is 8-8-2 with a 3.02 GAA and .895 SV% at the Bell Centre this season.
Source: Stu Cowan 01/7/19, 1:25 pm EST
Price will start Saturday vs. the Predators.
Price stopped all 33 shots he faced in the Canadiens shutout win over the Canucks on Thursday. It was impressive return to the crease for Price, who missed the three previous games. Price is now on a personal three-game winning streak, stopping 92 of 96 shots (.958 SV%). Price enters play on Saturday at 8-7-2 with a 3.02 GAA and, .895 SV% and one shutout on home-ice.
Armia (knee) will be back in the Canadiens lineup on Thursday.
Armia has missed the last 26 games with a knee injury but will play Thursday for the first time since November 6th. Armia will skate on a line with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Artturi Lehkonen and has three goals and four assists (seven points) in 15 games this season.
Source: Stu Cowan 01/3/19, 12:49 pm EST
Price will start Thursday vs. the Canucks.
Price missed the last three games with a lower-body injury but will start Thursday vs. the Canucks. Price stopped 23 of 26 shots in a win in Vegas in his las start, finishing December at 8-3-0 with a 2.42 GAA and .916 SV%. In his first start against the Canucks, Price stopped 36 of 38 shots in a 3-2 win (Nov.17).
Source: John Lu 01/3/19, 1:58 pm EST