Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Tanguay will miss tonight’s game against the Penguins. Defenseman Andrei Markov will also be sidelined. Enforcer Georges Laraque will return to the lineup after being a surprise scratch against the Bruins on Thursday who are the most physical team in the NHL. Canadiens Lineup
Montreal Canadiens enforcer Georges Laraque has indicated he wishes to be traded, reports P.J. Stock on the TEAM 990 in Canada. Laraque signed a three year deal worth $1.5 million per season in the summer. The Edmonton Oilers could be a potential trade partner. They offered Laraque a four year deal in the summer but Laraque decided to accept the Canadiens offer so he could play in front of his mother The Toronto Maple Leafs could also be interested.
Penguins (24-22-5-53) at Canadiens (28-16-6-62) updated: 4:34 p.m. – A source tells me defensemen Hal Gill and Philippe Boucher will be healthy scratches in tonight’s game. Boucher will be a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game. Brooks Orpik – Ryan Whitney, Rob Scuderi – Kris Letang, Mark Eaton – Alex Goligoski will be the Penguins D-Pairs. 2:08 p.m. – Luca Caputi the organization’s top prospect will appear in his first NHL game tonight. In today’s morning skate Caputi skated with Bill Thomas and Eric Godard. It appears he will begin the game on the fourth line and as planned the Penguins will use him in a structured role Max Talbot who has been a disappointment this season centered Pascal Dupuis and Chris Minard in today’s morning skate. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby will remain on the same line. Forward Tyler Kennedy will serve his one game suspension tonight. MarcRead More »
Many fans looking forward to a Eric Godard – Georges Laraque bout tonight will have to wait. Montreal Canadiens enforcer Georges Laraque has been placed on injured reserve and will not play against his former team tonight. Laraque appeared in 71 games for the Penguins last season but has only appeared in 17 games for the Canadiens this season. Laraque has been bothered by a groin injury since training camp and the injury has hindered his ability to play back to back games. Laraque made the trip to Pittsburgh yesterday but has been sent back to Montreal. Laraque signed a three year deal worth $1.5 million this past summer. Laraque had an interest in returning to Pittsburgh but the Penguins asked him to take a pay cut so they could save money to make a strong effort to sign Marian Hossa.
12:25 a.m. thats it for the night…….everyone have a great holiday…..few updates in the morning back with full coverage over the weekend….. It’s been a pleasure again….. 11:05 p.m. Going into chat in the comments form found at the end of the page 10:37 p.m. The latest on Jagr from one of my insiders — “Jagr and Lemieux had a long talk during the playoff series. Lemieux told Jags that he saw the old fire in his eyes. It somehow got to the statement Jagr made at one point about wanting to finish his career in Pittsburgh. Lemieux said if Jagr was ever available, he would love to see him in a Penguin uniform. Something about unfinished business and trying to clear the animosity the Pens fans had with Jagr.The Pens put it out there and Jagr hesitated, so I don’t know if it will go any further. I don’tRead More »