The Canadian held a short morning skating this morning. reminder : the Jets will be at the Bell Center tonight (without Mark Scheifele, who injured his upper body yesterday in Ottawa). Scheifele remained with the team, but he will not play.
There is especially one thing to remember from this morning workout: Carey Price will not be in front of the Canadian goal tonightas many expected.
Price jumped on the ice this morning…
Carey Price at work in Brossard.
In her beautiful leggings
—Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) April 11, 2022
After there were three goalkeepers in total: Price, Montembeault and Primeau. And everything indicates that it is Montembeault who will get the start.
Samuel Montembeault is working with Éric Raymond this morning.
This is usually the pre-game routine for the starting goaltender.
—Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) April 11, 2022
Everything suggests that Sam Montembeault is taking the start for the #Habs vs. Winnipeg – Carey Price’s return watch continues with 9 games remaining in the season after tonight.
– Priyanta Emrith (abHabsInHighHeels) April 11, 2022
After tonight’s game, Carey Price will only have nine games to play in hopes of playing at least one game in 2021-22. It’s going to start to get tight (but I’m still confident he’ll be able to play by the end of the month). Remember that his goal – even before catching the hand-foot-mouth virus – was to play at least one game in April. We are only the 11…
Will Price be used as a backup goaltender tonight? It would surprise me enormously. It would be weird to see him return to the game as a relief to Samuel Montembeault at the Bell Centre. Can you imagine the ovation he would receive as Montembeault left the rink? When he’s ready, Price will let Martin St-Louis know, and Martin St-Louis will surely give him the green light. He will not sit at the end of the bench.
Could we see Price getting his first American League start? It’s a possibility… but that would surprise me, too. Management will likely prefer to see Price play in a somewhat more relaxed NHL environment than in a robust AHL playoff chase.
Wednesday in Columbus? Friday at the Bell Center? Saturday at the Bell Center? We’ll see.
Note that Nick Suzuki missed another training session in order to undergo treatment. Hopefully he won’t have to miss a first game this season.
Nick Suzuki does not participate in morning training (day of treatments).
Nick Suzuki is not participating in today’s morning skate (therapy day). #GoHabsGo
— Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) April 11, 2022
We haven’t seen Justin Barron, who is expected to miss another game. We would also be due for a small medical update in his case, Chantal. #Eh eh
Chris Wideman, Kale Clague, Laurent Dauphin, Mathieu Perreault and Michael Pezzetta worked extra time at the end of practice. Conclusion : Poehling, Byron, Ylonen and Schueneman will indeed find their place in the formation this evening.
Paul Byron returns tonight. Ryan Poehling and Jesse Ylonen too
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) April 11, 2022
Stay to know who will be the third striker left out…
Byron, Poehling and Ylonen +++
Dolphin, Pezzetta –
It therefore lacks an attacker to cut off. Tyler Pitlick? Nick Suzuki (treatments)?
To be continued https://t.co/7p99phZQyC
— DanseLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) April 11, 2022
Cayden Primeau should meanwhile be the substitute goalkeeper for Montembeault (who hasn’t played much lately). And Jordan Harris should have the chance to play another game at the Bell Centre…
Collecting three points the other night will not have pushed Clague and Wideman up the team’s depth chart…
For who will takeyou tonight? The Canadian and the (cursed) Jets?
Oh yes…William Lagesson will once again be left out. I almost forgot about it…
A lot of
– Injuries that hurt in Boston.
Injuries hurting the Bruins and their head coach: https://t.co/tPd9AKBa23
— TVA Sports (@TVASports) April 11, 2022
– Will the NHL suspend Evgeni Malkin?
Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin will have an audience tonight for Cross-checking Nashville’s Mark Borowiecki.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 11, 2022
– Great photo!
Marc-André Fleury’s son watches his father play for the first time in Minnesota. #Jr pic.twitter.com/qGhnsKNvpe
— Allan Walsh (@walsha) April 11, 2022
– Several American university hockey players signed their first professional contracts during the weekend.
Nathan Smith, Power, Beniers, Brink, Kent Johnson and Blake McLaughlin all sign NHL contracts this weekend.
Undrafted OSU speedster Merkulov signs a deal with Boston. He has blossomed this season. Smart signing by the Bruins, who don’t have many high draft picks to sign.
—Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) April 11, 2022