Last week, it was reported that there were serious concerns about defenseman Shea Weber’s injury situation. Reports surfaced that early estimations on the severity of his injury might be inaccurate and that the could be out longer than expected.
Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The team gets healthy, and two players will try to help the Rocket out of their slide. The Montreal Canadiens have assigned Jake Evans and Christian Folin to the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League ahead of their trip to Detroit.
Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images The defenceman had been ruled out weeks with an ankle injury. Just days after the Montreal Canadiens announced that defenceman Shea Weber would be out four to six weeks with a sprained ankle, he returned to practice with his teammates.
Club de Hockey Canadien The Rocket were shut out despite six power-play opportunities and lacked the urgency needed to hunt a playoff spot. With the Laval Rocket actively in the hunt for one of the four playoff spots in the North Division, Joël Bouchard decided to make some drastic pre-game lineup decisions.
Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images The rookies are finding ways to be effective, while Max Domi is still searching for his spark. The biggest knock on Nick Suzuki in his draft year was his skating.
Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports Tanking or not, some of the Canadiens’ deadline assets made good impressions on Saturday. Losing is no fun. Blowing a three-goal lead and losing in overtime after a non-call infuriated everyone in a Canadiens sweater after a maddening night of officiating?
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports An absolutely terrible showing from the officials was capped off by some blatant unprofessionalism. Garrett Rank and Dean Morton put forth one of the worst displays of officiating for the Montreal Canadiens, in Montreal against the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Montreal drops a three-goal lead to eventually end up with yet another frustrating loss. With another demoralizing loss in the bag, the Montreal Canadiens returned home from Pittsburgh to face the Dallas Stars.
Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images Weal was in the right place at the right time to get credit for the goal. Nick Suzuki got around his man along the boards, then simply slung the puck to the front of the net hoping for a tip.
With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching on Feb. 24, the expectation now that the Montreal Canadiens are sitting 10 points out of a playoff position is for general manager Marc Bergevin to become a seller.
The Canadiens were rumored to be interested in a second-round pick for Ilya Kovalchuk, but rumors indicate that no team is willing to give more than a middle-round pick. That could change as we get closer to the deadline, however.