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What the Montreal Canadiens can do with Nikita Scherbak

NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 06: Nikita Scherbak #38 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 6, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Looking at the Montreal Canadiens roster at the end of last season, almost everyone had Nikita Scherbak pegged into the top nine this season. However, after a couple of trades, signings and third overall pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi earning his spot in camp, Scherbak is on the outside looking in. This raises the question, what do the Montreal Canadiens do with Nikita Scherbak? Scherbak looked good...

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Calgary Flames Travis Hamonic Out with Facial Fracture

SAN JOSE, CA – SEPTEMBER 27: Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic (24) talks to a teammate during the San Jose Sharks game versus the Calgary Flames on September 27, 2018, at SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose, CA. (Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Calgary Flames have placed defenceman Travis Hamonic on injured reserve with a facial fracture. The injury occurred on opening night after he got into a fight with Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson. The Flames say he will be out week-to-week. Travis Hamonic decided to drop the gloves with Gudbranson as retaliation...

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Montreal Canadiens Sign Cale Fleury

LAVAL, QC – SEPTEMBER 09: Montreal Canadiens Prospect Defenseman Cale Fleury (83) gains control of the puck at the blue line during the Montreal Canadiens versus the Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie Showdown game on September 9, 2018, at Place Bell in Laval, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have signed defenceman Cale Fleury to a three-year entry-level contract. The contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. Cale is the younger brother of Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Haydn Fleury. The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with...

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Montreal Canadiens Opening Night Roster

MONTREAL, QC – SEPTEMBER 26: Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) celebrate with teammates defensemen Mike Reilly (28) and Victor Mete (53) during the second period of the NHL preseason game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens on September 26, 2018, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens have submitted their opening night line up and are ready to get underway against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Marc Bergevin declared that last years team’s biggest issue was their attitude and he addressed...

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Montreal Canadiens Jacob de La Rose Out After Cardiac Episode

MONTREAL, QC – JANUARY 24: Jacob De La Rose #25 of the Montreal Canadiens skates the puck during the NHL game against the Calgary Flames at the Bell Centre on January 24, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Calgary Flames 5-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens announced via Twitter that forward Jacob de La Rose will not make the trip with the team to Toronto. He was not cleared to travel by the team doctors and will remain in Montreal for ongoing evaluation after having a cardiac episode. The episode happened after the...

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Florida Panthers Forward Radim Vrbata Announces Retirement

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Florida Panthers Forward Radim Vrbata Announces Retirement SAN JOSE, CA – NOVEMBER 16: Radim Vrbata #71 of the Florida Panthers looks on during the game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on November 16, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) Florida Panthers forward Radim Vrbata announced his retirement from the NHL after 16 seasons. Vrbata announced his retirement through a statement from his agent Rich Evans. Radim Vrbata was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the seventh round of the 1999 NHL...

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Montreal Canadiens Acquire Brett Kulak From Calgary Flames

OTTAWA, ON – MARCH 09: Calgary Flames Defenceman Brett Kulak (61) skates the puck around the net during first period National Hockey League action between the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators on March 9, 2018, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have acquired defenceman Brett Kulak from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenceman Rinat Valiev and Matt Taormina. Kulak will report to the Laval Rocket. Valiev and Taormina will report to the Stockton Heat. The Canadiens acquire defenseman Brett Kulak...

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Montreal Canadiens Acquire Brett Kulak From Calgary Flames

OTTAWA, ON – MARCH 09: Calgary Flames Defenceman Brett Kulak (61) skates the puck around the net during first period National Hockey League action between the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators on March 9, 2018, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have acquired defenceman Brett Kulak from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenceman Rinat Valiev and Matt Taormina. Kulak will report to the Laval Rocket. Valiev and Taormina will report to the Stockton Heat. The Canadiens acquire defenseman Brett Kulak from the Calgary Flames, in return for defensemen Matt Taormina and Rinat Valiev. Kulak will join the Laval Rocket. DETAILS -> https://t.co/ehqsRHRaFh #GoHabsGo — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 1, 2018 Brett Kulak was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. In 101 career games, Kulak has two goals and 11 points. Last season he played 71 games with the Flames where he scored two goals and added six assists for eight points. He put up a 52.2 percent Corsi-For and a -2.2 relative Corsi. Taormina spent last season with the Habs AHL affiliate Laval Rocket where he scored four goals and added 48 assists for 52 points in 63 games. Valiev was acquired by the Canadiens as part of a package...

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Shea Weber Named Team Captain of the Montreal Canadiens

PHILADELPHIA, PA – FEBRUARY 02: Shea Weber #6 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on February 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Canadiens 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday that they have named Shea Weber as the team’s 30th captain in franchise history. The decision came from team management rather than a team vote which was used to select Max Pacioretty as team captain in 2015. Weber served as the team’s alternate captain the past two seasons for the Canadiens. Brendan Gallagher and...

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