Andrei Markov in Florida having his knee checked; Tomas Plekanec-star of the week, Josh Gorges-babysitter, Erik Cole, Travis Moen, Andreas Engqvist, Bournival injured and more. All making news in the first week of the Canadiens 2011-2012 season.
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Turns out centre Blair Betts has what is now being described as a “lower body” injury sustained in training camp. It’s considered minor but he won’t be in the lineup for the season opener tonight in Toronto.
Hours after he was assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs, Andreas Engqvist
was recalled and will be in the lineup on the Canadiens fourth line with
Yannick Weber and Travis Moen.
The Canadiens placed forward Michael Blunden on waivers today bringing their training camp roster down to twenty-four. The 6 foot 4 inch Blunden led the team in training camp hits with 17 in the four games in which the statistic was kept. If he clears waivers, he will be assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs training camp. An in-depth look at the Canadiens roster follows.
The Canadiens play their eighth and final exhibition game tonight at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City looking for only their second win. With a couple of exceptions, they will be icing the team that will be opening the season next Thursday.
The Canadiens lost their second exhibition game in a row, dropping a 3-1 decision to the Buffalo Sabres at the Bell Centre Wednesday night. The star of the night was 18 year old defenseman Nathan Beaulieu, who led all players in ice time and assisted on the Canadiens lone goal.
Leftwinger Nigel Dawes and centre Andreas Engqvist were the thirty-third and thirty-four plays to put on a Canadiens uniform this season. Their stay with the club was brief. Today, with at least Mathieu Darche and possibly Tomas Plekanec and Jeff Halpern returning to the lineup tonight in Boston, the Canadiens returned both Dawes and Engqvist
This Canadiens returned centre Aaron Palushaj to the Hamilton Bulldogs today, but they recalled centre Andreas Engqvist which does not bode well for an early return of Tomas Plekanec and Jeff Halpern to the lineup. With big games this week against Buffalo, Boston and Washington, the Canadiens opted for the 6’4″ 200 pound size of Engqvist.
Centre Andreas Engqvist logged 6:21 ice time Saturday night against Anaheim, including almost three minutes of penalty killing time, an indication of Jacques Martin’s confidence in his ability. Unfortunately, with Jeff Halpern due to return to the lineup, Engqvist is caught up in the numbers game. Today Engqvist was returned the Hamilton Bulldogs. Ryan White remains with the team for now.
Andreas Engqvist is a 6’4” centre. His name has been showing up on the Hamiton Bulldogs scoresheets with increasing regularity in recent weeks. His last two games he has 2 goals and 2 assists and plus-4. The Canadiens signed Engqvist to a free agent’s contract two seasons ago. Part of the agreement allowed him to remain with Djurgarden of the Swedish Elite League for the final year of his contract with them. This is his rookie year in North America.
A power play goal by Graham Mink late in the third period broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Peoria Rivermen a 2-1 win over the Bulldogs in Hamilton Friday night.
The Bulldogs top point producers, Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais were kept off the scoresheet.
Hamilton centre Andreas Engqvist’s third goal opened the scoring in the second period but the Rivermen tied the game just under four minutes later paving the way for the game winner at 16:15 of the final period.