With the lower body injury to centre Lars Eller, the Canadiens made a series of line changes in advance of their final intrasquad scrimmage Monday night at the Bell Centre. Among them, first round draft choice Nikita Scherbak will be tried on left wing beside Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher.
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- ELLER INJURED – LINEUP CHANGES FOR MONDAY NIGHT SCRIMMAGE
- SASKATOON BLADES TRADE NIKITA SCHERBAK JUNIOR RIGHTS TO EVERETT SILVERTIPS
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- TRAINING CAMP DAY TWO – Desharnais Line Dominates
- DAY ONE HABS TRAINING CAMP – Team-A ties Team-B 3-3/Parenteau on Desharnais Line
- ODDS & ENDS BEFORE HABS TRAINING CAMP – Tokarski, Bouillon & Lingering Free Agents
- GALCHENYUK WILL AGAIN TRY OUT AT CENTRE DURING HABS CAMP
- ‘GANG OF FOUR’ WILL SUPPLY CANADIENS LEADERSHIP – No Captain This Season
- SUBBAN HAS PROVEN ‘MATURITY’ TO BECOME CANADIENS CAPTAIN
The Desharnais line once again was the story of the day as the Canadiens held their second training camp scrimmage Saturday at their Brossard training facility. P.A. Parenteau scored twice and Desharnais added another in the Red Team’s 4-2 win over the White’s.
Canadiens training camp has been divided between three teams designated A, B & C. “A” played “B” to a 3-3 tie in the opening scrimmage of the 2014 training camp Friday. The Canadiens will scrimmage Saturday and Sunday before playing their Red/White game Monday night at the Bell Centre prior to their first exhibition game Tuesday against Boston.
The Canadiens will have to ask waivers on Dustin Tokarski if they want to send him to Hamilton to start the first year of his two year contract. His situation leads a collection of odds and ends left over from the summer as teams enter their respective training camps this week.
In an interview with TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin revealed that former third overall draft pick Alex Galchenyuk will be used at centre ice during training camp. Although a natural centre, Galchenyuk, who will not turn 21 until next February, has been used primarily as a left winger throughout most of his first two NHL seasons.
At the Canadiens annual golf tournament Monday, general manager Marc Bergevin announced that the team would not be naming a captain for the coming season. Instead there will be four “alternates”. It is just the second time in history the Canadien will play a season without a named captain.
Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin, announced today the appointment of Vincent Riendeau as assistant general manager of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Riendeau will remain the Bulldogs’ goaltending coach and oversee the daily hockey operations.
In a deal rumoured to be in the works for the last two weeks, the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades traded Canadiens first round draft choice Nikita Scherbak to the Everett Silvertips, a team based in the Seattle area.
Ryan White became an unrestricted free agent when the Canadiens failed make a qualifying offer on July first. Thursday he signed a two-way one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. White was a third round draft pick of the Canadiens in 2006.
Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced Tuesday the Bulldogs have signed defenceman Joe Finley to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2014-2015 season.
The Hamilton Bulldogs have signed 29 year old centre Jake Dowell to a one year AHL contract. The eight year pro has played 157 NHL games and 305 in the AHL. Last season he was in the Minnesota organization, playing one game with the Wild and 57 with their Iowa farm club where he recorded
TheHamilton Bulldogs have signed defenceman Bobby Shea to a one-year, two-way American Hockey League / ECHL contract for the 2014-2015 season.
The Hamilton Bulldogs have signed forward T.J. Henwick to a one year American Hockey League contract. Henwick, an unrestricted free agent, played last year for the New York Rangers Hartford Wolfpack affiliate.
The Canadiens have signed defenceman Greg Pateryn to a two year contract extension. Pateryn was eligible to become a restricted free agent in July. Never known as an offensive threat during his collegiate years with the University of Michigan, in his second professional season, Pateryn broke through with 15 goals and 19 assists in