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Canadiens' Cole Caufield: Signs eight-year deal
Caufield (shoulder) agreed to terms on an eight-year, $62.8 million contract with Montreal on Monday.
Caufield -- who was scheduled to be a restricted free agent this offseason -- has tied himself to the Habs through the 2030-31 season. In his first three years in the NHL, the Wisconsin native racked up 53 goals and 31 assists in 123 contests (.68 points per game). The winger will enter the upcoming campaign fresh off shoulder surgery but should still feature on the top line and No. 1 power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Michael Pezzetta: Inks two-year extension
Pezzetta signed a two-year, $1.625 million extension with the Canadiens on Friday, Sportsnet reports.
Pezzetta drew into 63 games with Montreal in 2022-23, picking up seven goals and 15 points while averaging 9:19 of ice time. The 25-year-old forward should continue to post similar numbers while skating in a bottom-six role over the next two campaigns.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sean Monahan: Returning to ice in May
Monahan (groin) will begin skating in early May, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Monahan suffered the groin injury after playing with a broken foot. He said that compensating for the foot was the reason for the groin injury and subsequent surgery. Monahan also said that he intends to play in 2023-24. Monahan had six goals and 17 points in 25 injury-plagued games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Joel Teasdale: Returned to AHL affiliate
Teasdale was sent back to AHL Laval on Friday, RDS.ca reports
Teasdale picked up an assist in two games, after he was recalled on Tuesday. The winger has 23 goals and 38 points in 57 AHL contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Lucas Condotta: Back in Laval
Condotta was reassigned to AHL Laval on Friday, according to RDS.ca.
Condotta made his NHL debut Thursday and found the back of the net in a 5-4 loss to Boston. Condotta managed five shots on goal as well as three hits in 11:02 of action. Condotta had 16 goals and 30 points in 71 AHL games before his recall.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Frederic Allard: Back with Laval
Allard was returned to AHL Laval on Friday, RDS.ca reports.
Allard was recalled on an emergency basis Tuesday and managed to get into a pair of games. He ended the season with no points in three games. Allard had two goals and five assists in 35 AHL games with Ontario, before he was traded at the deadline to Montreal in exchange for forward Nate Schnarr.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Justin Barron: Buries one in finale
Barron scored a short-handed goal in Thursday's season-ending 5-4 loss to Boston. He added one hit, two blocked shots and two penalty minutes over 25:49 of ice time.
After some activity near the net, a loose puck came out to the slot where Barron jumped and buried it past Jeremy Swayman. The 21-year-old defenseman finished the season with four goals and 11 assists while going plus-2 over 39 games. He was called up in December and never went back to the AHL. Barron will have a spot on Montreal's blue line in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Nick Suzuki: Wraps up season on streak
Suzuki scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's season-ending 5-4 loss to Boston. He added two hits and two blocked shots over 19:23 of ice time.
Suzuki finished up the season on a streak, registering points in four consecutive games, including three goals. The fourth-year center and team captain played a full 82 games for the second straight year and finished with 26 goals and 40 assists.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Lucas Condotta: Scores on first shift
Condotta scored a goal on five shots and had three hits over 11:02 of ice time in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Bruins.
Condotta, called up from AHL Laval as a replacement for Mike Hoffman (arm) scored his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot on his first NHL shift.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Solid season earns Team Canada call
Montembeault made 16 saves in a 5-4 loss to the Bruins on Thursday.
Montembeault put up a brave season behind a pesky, but flawed Canadiens squad. It was the 28th time he had faced at least 30 shots (39 games played), and he was often the team's best player. With his strong season, Montembeault has earned a role with Team Canada at the upcoming World Championships.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Michael Pezzetta: Two points in loss
Pezzetta had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 loss to Boston on Thursday.
The points snapped a 12-game drought. Pezzetta is an energy guy, so points aren't a regular occurrence. He finished the season with seven goals and 15 points in 63 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Exits Thursday's contest
Matheson sustained a lower-body injury during Thursday's game against Boston and will consequently miss the rest of the contest.
Matheson recorded two shots in 12:11 of ice time before exiting the game. Montreal is playing out its season finale, so Matheson will finish the 2022-23 campaign with eight goals and 34 points in 48 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Hoffman: Out Thursday
Hoffman (arm) isn't available for Thursday's contest against Boston, according to Jack Edwards of NESN.
This is the Canadiens' season finale, so Hoffman will finish the campaign with 14 goals and 34 points in 67 games. With Hoffman out, Lucas Condotta, who was called up from AHL Laval on Thursday, is expected to make his NHL debut.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jordan Harris: Ends season on shelf
Harris (lower body) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Bruins, Jack Edwards of NESN reports.
Harris is expected to miss his fifth straight game to close out the season. The 22-year-old defenseman ends the campaign with 17 points, a minus-3 rating, 70 shots on goal and 98 blocked shots in 65 appearances. It's unclear if this injury will keep Harris out leading up to training camp in the fall.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Mike Hoffman: Questionable Thursday
Hoffman (arm) is questionable for Thursday's game against Boston, according to Eric Engels of Sportsnet.
Hoffman appeared to sustain the injury during his last shift of Wednesday's contest. He has 14 goals and 34 points in 67 appearances this season. Montreal summoned Lucas Condotta from AHL Laval on Thursday, so he might draw into the lineup if Hoffman is unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Lucas Condotta: Recalled from AHL Laval
Condotta was recalled on an emergency basis from AHL Laval on Thursday.
Condotta is in his first full professional season after spending four seasons at UMass-Lowell. Condotta had 16 goals, 30 points and 61 PIM in 71 AHL games this season... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|GF AVG||GA AVG||Power Play|
|C. Caufield RW Cole Caufield RW||Shoulder|
|M. Matheson D Mike Matheson D||Lower Body|
|K. Dach C Kirby Dach C||Upper Body|
|J. Slafkovsky LW Juraj Slafkovsky LW||Lower Body|
|A. Xhekaj D Arber Xhekaj D||Shoulder|