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Top Alex Belzile News

  • Rangers' Alex Belzile: Placed on waivers Friday

    Belzile (leg) was placed on waivers Friday, Chris Johnston of TSN reports.

    Belzile played 31 games with the Canadiens last season, scoring six times while adding eight assists. Belzile will play for AHL Hartford should he pass through waivers.

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  • Rangers' Alex Belzile: On the ice for practice

    Belzile (leg) practiced with the second group at Rangers training camp Thursday, Mollie Walker of the New York Post reports.

    Belzile sustained a fractured leg in April, which cost him the last five games of the season. The 32-year-old winger posted 14 points in 31 outings for the Canadiens last year. He has just 44 games of NHL experience under his belt, and with the Rangers' established set of forwards, Belzile may have trouble getting in the lineup regularly in 2023-24.

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  • Rangers' Alex Belzile: Signs with Rangers

    Belzile (fractured leg) signed a two-year contract with the Rangers on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Belzile will get a two-way contract in his first season and one-way deal during the 2024-25 campaign. Belzile played 31 games for the Canadiens in 2022-23, scoring six times and adding eight assists. He will be a depth player for the Rangers.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Out for remainder of season

    Belzile will miss the rest of the 2022-23 season due to a fractured leg.

    Belzile, who will miss the final five games of the year, will have the summer to recover before training camp. In 31 games this season, he produced six goals, 14 points, 40 shots on net, 22 blocked shots and 27 hits.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Scores again Monday

    Belzile scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Sabres.

    Belzile gave Montreal a 2-1 lead early in the second period, beating Eric Comrie with a wrist shot after finding himself alone on a rush. Belzile has now scored in back-to-back games after going seven contests without a goal. The 31-year-old winger is up to six goals and 14 points through 28 games this season.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Joins party in blowout win

    Belzile scored a goal on one shot and added one hit over 14:13 of ice time in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Belzile scored Montreal's seventh goal midway through the third period, snapping a seven-game drought with his fifth tally. The 31-year-old is unlikely to become an everyday player for the Canadiens next season, but in the here and now, Belzile is healthy and contributing from the fourth line with 13 points over 27 contests.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Makes it three in a row

    Belzile scored a goal on two shots over 10:16 of ice time in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Rangers.

    Belzile corralled a puck in the neutral zone and went straight to the net, beating Igor Shesterkin over the stick-side shoulder. It was the third consecutive game with a goal for the fourth-line forward, giving him 10 points over 19 games since AHL Laval's captain was called up to the NHL. He and Rafael Harvey-Pinard (eight goals, 21 games) have given Montreal a jolt since joining the team.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: One of each in loss

    Belzile scored a goal on his lone shot and assisted on another in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Carolina. He also had a two-minute minor over 9:38 of ice time.

    Belzile put the Canadiens on top midway through the first period when he banged home a rebound of a Michael Pezzetta shot for his second goal in as many games. The fourth-line forward had an eight-game stretch without a point before the current two-game scoring binge. In total, Belzile has nine points in 18 games since being called up from AHL Laval. Montreal has several injured forwards, some likely done for the year, but guys like Kirby Dach (lower body), Brendan Gallagher (lower body) and Jake Evans (lower body) are all projected back within the next week. That could push Belzile out of a regular gig.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Puts away goal in loss

    Belzile scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Golden Knights.

    The tally ended an eight-game point drought for Belzile, and it came just 23 seconds after Ivan Barbashev gave the Golden Knights a 4-1 lead. Belzile remains in a bottom-six role with virtually no power-play time, so he's unlikely to interest most fantasy managers. He's picked up two goals, five assists, 22 shots on net, 14 hits, 12 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating through 17 appearances this season.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Logs primary assist

    Belzile had an assist, four shots on goal and one blocked shot over 11:16 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Blackhawks.

    Belzile has registered points in five of seven games since being called up from AHL Laval. He's strictly a fourth liner at this point, but if Montreal can flip veterans, such as Evgenii Dadonov, Jonathan Drouin and Mike Hoffman at the trade deadline, Belzile could be in line for additional TOI.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Scores first NHL goal of 2022-23

    Belzile contributed a goal in Sunday's 6-2 win over Edmonton.

    Belzile opened the scoring at 8:14 of the first period. It was his first goal and fifth point in seven games with Montreal this season. Belzile, who was called up by the Canadiens on Thursday, also has 14 goals and 26 points in 31 contests with AHL Laval in 2022-23.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Rises to top level

    Belzile was recalled by the Canadiens on Thursday.

    Belzile will likely slot into a fourth-line role for Saturday's matchup with the Islanders. He's collected four assists through five NHL appearances this year.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Back to AHL

    Belzile was reassigned to AHL Laval on Tuesday.

    Belzile has four assists through five contests at the NHL level this season. The 31-year-old will likely be back with the Canadiens after the All-Star break if the team's injury situation does not improve.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Creating offense on fourth line

    Belzile had two assists, two shots on goal and two hits over 12:35 of ice time in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Red Wings.

    Belzile was the secondary helper on goals by Michael Pezzetta and Rafael Harvey-Pinard, as the fourth line continues its resurgence. The 31-year-old Belzile has pointed in all three games since being called up and joined the fourth line, which has produced four goals in the last three contests.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Notches assist in loss

    Belzile had an assist, two shots on goal, one hit and one blocked shot over 9:35 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Boston.

    Belzile battled with David Krejci and Charlie McAvoy for a rebound and managed to stick the puck to Kirby Dach, who scored his second goal of night just 1:46 after the Bruins grabbed a 2-1 lead. Belzile is up with the team due to several injuries at forward and has given the Canadiens a lift with two assists in two games played. He opened on the fourth line but was given shifts with players on the top three lines during the third period, one of which led to Dach's tally.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: First game, first assist

    Belzile had an assist and one blocked shot over 10:35 of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over Toronto.

    Belzile, who started the day in the AHL preparing to play the Toronto Marlies, was called up to the NHL and faced the Marlies' parent club. He was added to the roster after Montreal announced Cole Caufield (shoulder) would miss the rest of the season. Belzile assisted on Rafael Harvey-Pinard's game-tying goal in the second period. The Canadiens were already operating without several forwards before the Caufield transaction, so Belzile could be around for the next few weeks and getting TOI in the bottom six. He had 25 points over 29 games for AHL Laval prior to joining the Habs.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Recalled Saturday

    Belzile was called up to the Canadiens on Saturday, per Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca.

    Belzile will join Montreal with Cole Caufield (shoulder) out for the season. Belzile has 13 games of NHL experience in his career, recording one assist. The 31-year-old winger will most likely take over a bottom-six role in Montreal. Belzile has 13 goals and 12 assists in 29 games with AHL Laval this season.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Named captain for AHL Laval

    Belzile cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Laval, for whom he was named the team captain Monday, La Presse Canadienne reports.

    Belzile, 31, is a veteran of the AHL circuit, having played in the league since 2012-13. He has 13 regular-season games of NHL experience, all with Montreal, and added an assist in six playoff games for the Canadiens. Belzile recorded 10 goals and 12 assists over 32 games for the Rocket in 2021-22.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Hits waivers

    Belzile was waived by Montreal on Tuesday.

    Assuming he passes through waivers unclaimed, Belzile will report to AHL Laval. The 31-year-old winger drew into 11 games with the Canadiens last season, going scoreless over that span.

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  • Canadiens' Alex Belzile: Signs two-way deal

    Belzile signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canadiens on Wednesday.

    Belzile spent most of the 2021-22 campaign in the minors, picking up 22 points through 32 appearances, but he also drew into 11 games with the big club, going scoreless over that span. He'll likely have a similar role in 2022-23.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 197 lbs
Birthplace: Riviere-du-Loup, PQ
Age: 32
Experience: 3
Shoots: Right