Monday, February 1, 2016

Montreal Moves

The Montreal Canadiens have recalled both Sven Andrighetto and Lucas Lessio as noted by the blog Habs Eyes on the Prize.

Andrighetto has performed extremely well for Montreal's AHL affiliate St. John's IceCaps, notching 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 26 games this season.  He's been no slouch at the NHL level either, registering five points in 17 games (4 goals, 1 assist).

Lessio, who was acquired by Montreal in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes which sent Christian Thomas west, has nine points (3 goals, 6 assists) in 18 games for St. John's this season.  This will be Lessio's first time with the parent club.  The Hockey News notes that Lessio plays well in the corners and is unafraid of the physical game.  In additional Canadiens news:

  • P.K. Subban's imitation of a younger Jaromir Jagr was a spur of the moment idea, reports Matt Cudzinowski on the team's website.  Subban came out of the locker room for his second shot in the Breakaway Challenge with the mullet and shaded visor looking like a Jaromir from the 1990's.  As Subban stated:  “I just cooked it up once I got to the rink, so I’ve got to give a huge thanks to the training staff that helped me dig up the props and get them ready in time. Everything was last-minute. That’s the way I like to do it,” said Subban, who claimed top spot in the breakaway competition by securing 31 percent of the fan vote on Twitter, besting San Jose’s Brent Burns (26 percent) and Nashville’s James Neal (20 percent). “I don’t really like to plan anything, I just kind of react off instinct and just have fun. That just came to mind about 25 minutes before we hit the ice. I was able to cook it up.”
  • Jack Todd notes in the Montreal Gazette that the Canadiens should call up All-Star fan-favorite (and game MVP) John Scott to create some space on the ice, take the load off a few players from a media perspective, and generally lighten the atmosphere.   It's certainly a valid suggestion, given the Canadiens' performance of-late 

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