Gorges suffered the injury when he blocked a shot Mason Raymond shot with his hand in the first period of the Bell Centre game against Toronto March first. At the time he was seen having his hand examined at the bench but Gorges didn’t miss a shift in the game and then played in Monday’s game before the Canadiens sent him home for further examination.
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MRI’s have already told the Canadiens how severe Price’s problem is. If it’s a minor strain, he could be out two weeks or so. Worse, and we could see a month or more. The first goal of the Canadiens is to make the playoffs. Armed with their medical reports, Bergevin added Dubnyk to an already crowded Canadiens goaltending depth chart
A winless three game home weekend has all but buried the Hamilton Bulldogs faint hopes of making the playoffs. The Lake Erie Monsters scored two power play goals in a 4-1 win over Hamilton at FirstOntario Centre. David van der Gulik scored back to back goals late in the second period as the Cleveland-based Monsters
The winning goal came on a shorthanded centre ice dump-in by Logan Couture that was mishandled by Peter Budaj and poked in by Tommy Wingels. Budaj gave up another early in the second period and he was immediately replaced by Dustin Tokarski.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins exploded for three goals in a dominant second period to come from behind and beat the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-2 Friday night at FirstOntario Centre. Penalties put the Bulldogs in the hole early in the second period after Gabriel Dumont had them leading 1-0 at the end of the first period. Andrew Ebbett
Canadiens junior prospect Tim Bozon, battling bacterial meningitis in a Saskatoon hospital, has been placed in a medically induced coma according to a story filed by the QMI press agency. The story source was Les Lazaruk, the sports director of the Saskatoon Media group. He told QMI that Bozon had been placed in the artificial
The Canadiens conclude their four game road trip in San Jose Saturday night, hoping to gain a split and maintain their hold on second place in the Atlantic Division. San Jose hasn’t been very hospitable to the Canadiens . They haven’t won there since 1999. Peter Budaj is expected to be in goal for the Canadiens against the Sharks Antti Niemi.
Mark Arcobello scored both goals as the Oklahoma City Barons edged the Hamilton Bulldogs 2-1 Friday night at the FirstOntario Centre. It ended a three game Hamilton win streak and sunk the Bulldogs seven points behind the eighth place Milwaukee Admirals in the race for the final playoff berth in the AHL’s Western Conference. Nathan
The Phoenix Coyotes took a 3-1 lead in the first period and never trailed the rest of the way in a 5-2 win over the Canadiens Thursday night in Phoenx. It was the Canadiens third game in four nights and their road weariness showed throughout. Radim Vrbata led the way for the Coyotes with two goals.
Peter Budaj will be back in the nets for the Canadiens when they take on the Phoenix Coyotes in the third game of their four game Pacific Division road trip Thursday night. The Canadiens are 1-1 so far on the trip after splitting games in Los Angeles and Anaheim. Thomas Vanek wil make his Canadiens debut along with defenseman Mike Weaver who was also acquired at the trade deadline.