Habs Daily Recap: Feb. 10th
Photo: John Kenney, The Gazette
Mikhail Grabovski was supposed to have a hearing for the biting incident with Max Pacioretty at 4pm Sunday but it was postponed. It will be a phone hearing Monday morning at 11, which means he could not be suspended for more than 5 games. However, no one truly believes that someone would get that many for this. The thought is that at most Grabo will get is a fine. The Canadiens did send photographs of Max Pacioretty’s forearm in order to assist with the investigation.
Per Kypreos, “Chris Campoli’s deal with Geneva-Servette Eagles of Swiss National League fell through due visa issues. His NHL UFA status remains intact.” Considering the fact that Campoli could not get a deal with a NHL team prior to this point, it is hard to believe that he will any time soon. Many have discussed that his heavy involvement during the lockout could be the reason why teams are overlooking the defenceman.
According to Matejovsky, after the game against the Leafs, Tomas Plekanec said that if Colton Orr were to have got him knee-on-knee, he would probably be gone for the rest of the season. The incident will not be looked at by the league, regardless of it being completely gutless. Glad the bench took notice and yelled for Plekanec to try to get out of the way.
Former Hab/Bulldog Aaron Palushaj will play for the Colorado Avalanche when they take on the Phoenix Coyotes Monday night at 9pm ET. If used properly, there is a pretty good chance that the kid could find a spot within the line up on a more permanent basis than he had in Montreal.
The Canadiens will be back on the ice at 9:30am to get in a practice before they go on their road trip. They will touchdown in Florida to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday at 7:30pm ET. You can catch that game on RDS and TSN. Following that, the Habs will take on the Panthers Thursday night. Hopefully they can snap their losing streak and get back to playing the way that we have already seen this season.
– Nygren was a -1 against Finland.
– Archambault did not pencil his name in on the scoresheet against Blainville-Boisbriand.
– Vail stayed at even in Windsor’s loss while Marty Lapointe was in the building.
– Schultz racked up 14PIM, he is now at 127 total in the ECHL this year.
– Walsh remained even in his team’s tie against Harvard.