It was a travel day for the Canadiens as they headed to Philadelphia for a game on Wednesday night. Therefore, there was no practice and no update regarding the injured Colby Armstrong. However, according to a number of reporters, Armstrong was placed on the injured reserve. It did not look good when it happened and with that news, it seems like it could be quite serious. Ryan White, out with an ankle injury, is working his way back to being 100 percent. He was traveling with the team.
For trade deadline day, RDS’ Lavoie stated that GM Marc Bergevin would not be traveling with the team to Phildelphia. He’ll be working from Brossard with his group.
The San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL have a couple players that are property of the Canadiens/Bulldogs. The Bulls listed their playoff roster, that includes Leveille and Corbin. However, Schultz was not one of the names to make it on. This is a player who lost out on a spot from the get go with the Bulldogs. Have to think that he will not be qualified this summer.
The Canadiens made a little splash on the trade market. Marc Bergevin acquired Davis Drewiske from the Los Angeles Kings for a 2013 5th round pick. This is a depth move for a cheap price. Drewiske adds some size on the blue line and is able to draw in to the bottom pairing where he would not look out of place. Blake Geoffrion had nothing but kind words about the defenceman. Also, for those wondering if he fights, he has one in the NHL against Steve Ott. Drewiske will wear the number 44, which was last worn by Roman Hamrlik.
Due to the move, Nathan Beaulieu was sent back to the Hamilton Bulldogs. He did not look out of place in the two games that he played and recorded his first NHL point, an assist on Jeff Halpern’s first goal of the year. Depending on how things go, we could see Nathan back up with the Canadiens before the offseason.
Prospect Danny Kristo was named CHN player of the year. He was also named to the All-CHN First Team. Hopefully Bergevin can get this kid signed very soon.
The Bulldogs were in action on Tuesday night against the Barons. After the first period, the game was scoreless but the Barons were quite dominant. The goose eggs on the scoreboard would change in the second as both teams would pot goals. Surprisingly, the Bulldogs goal came from enforcer Kyle Hagel for his first of the year. Unfortunately for Hamilton, they would eventually lose the game as the Barons posted three goals in the final frame. However, two of those were empty netters. According to Derek Wills, Olivier Archambault was the most dangerous player on the ice for Bulldogs in his pro debut. If he can continue strong play, he may earn an entry-level deal.