Canadiens coach Claude Julien gave his gamers the break day Wednesday after ending an eight-game winless streak with a Four-2 win over the New York Islanders Tuesday night time on the Bell Centre.
The Canadiens did make a roster transfer Wednesday, sending defenceman Gustav Olofsson all the way down to the AHL’s Laval Rocket.
Olofsson was pointless and minus-Four in three video games with the Canadiens after getting referred to as up by the Rocket. He had a team-low 5:59 of ice time in Tuesday night time’s recreation and was minus-1. With Julien mainly utilizing solely 5 defencemen, Ben Chiarot was pressured to log a team-leading 30:47 of ice time, whereas captain Shea Weber performed 29:49.
Olofsson was referred to as up after Victor Mete was sidelined with an ankle damage that can maintain him out for not less than two weeks.
In the meantime, goalie Keith Kinkaid, who cleared NHL waivers on Tuesday, practised with the Rocket for the primary time on Wednesday morning. Kinkaid is predicted to start out in aim Wednesday night time when the Rocket play the Cleveland Monsters at Place Bell in a 7 p.m. begin.
The Canadiens have a morning skate scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday on the Bell Sports activities Advanced in Brossard and can play the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night time on the Bell Centre (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio).