Audio: Cammy, MAB on hold; Mara surgery

• AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Brian Gionta | Michael Cammalleri | Roman Hamrlik

Michael Cammalleri returned to practice with his teammates today but will not play tomorrow in Toronto. Nor will rehabbing Marc-André Bergeron play tomorrow.

But coach Jacques Martin targets the return of both for the next week, the Habs embarking on an eight-day stretch that will see them play five games. Martin said he thought Bergeron could play Monday at home vs. Ottawa, with Cammalleri being evaluated daily.

Defenceman Paul Mara leaves Montreal this weekend for
Boston and will undergo shoulder surgery next Tuesday, which pretty much spells the end of his season.

Mara has
officially been listed as “did not dress” the past eight games and was
listed as injured for 11 games before that. He is signed with the
Canadiens only through the end of the season.

No words on Saturday’s starting netminder. That should come during morning skate at the Air Canada Centre.

233 Comments

  1. jbroderi says:

    lots of pleks/kesler comparisons.  I think we could argue who is better, but they both fit into a similar price point anyway.  Kesler would look great in a habs uniform, but not sure if he would be the right guy for cammy.  Had cammy not been injured, pleks would already have 80 points.  Old pyatt is not exactly a big finisher, and ak46 going down for a stetch also hurt.  I just think they are two different players, but i would say that plekanec might have the edeg in skill.

     

    “Do the day and let the day do you” JB

  2. mike g says:

    YUP.

    the lower bowl had empty sections. Not rows, sections….empty

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

  3. joeybarrie says:

    The other team that pays it will probably be one who needs him not to come in Last. Toronto, NYI, Canes, Edmonton, Florida, Columbus…. Pleks wants to WIN. He wants to STAY on the first line. Where can he go where he will get 6million a season, WIN, and play on the first line????  Montreal. No where else.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  4. joeybarrie says:

    He has 5 points in his last 10 games (Bergeron)…..Laps has 2 in his last 10.

    MAB will help our PP come back to the force it once was. Lately it has sucked. Much more important work that Laps has done for us lately.

    INSERT HIM IN. He will get 5 goals before the season is over. You will see. He is playing for his next contract as soon as he can come back.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  5. Say Ash says:

    That Sens game yesterday was crazy – you could HEAR every skate stride

  6. joeybarrie says:

    This is a VERY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE. Exactly.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  7. joeybarrie says:

    For the Price of a Molson at The Bell, you can fly to Atlanta and see a Canes game from the first Row. Wait that price is in USD… Molson et deux steamer…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  8. Will Longlade says:

    Sounds like JM is bent on reinserting MAB back in the line-up. I’m quite skeptical that would be a step forward for the team. MAB made a big contribution during Markov’s absence (for that we are truly grateful), but was pretty much invisible when used as a fourth line forward. What’s more, what’s the rush to mess with a winning line-up? Anyone else share that opinion?

  9. Malreg says:

    It won’t be announced until the Habs officially clinch a playoff spot.

  10. Malreg says:

    I would even give Kesler the edge in the speed department.  He’s probably one of, if not THE fastest player in the NHL.

  11. lavie says:

    The difference is that Canucks “Signed” Kesler, but Habs have “NOT” signed No. 14.

  12. joeybarrie says:

    Kesler had 59 points last season, Pleks had 39. Kesler is a 6’2 center. Pleks is a 5’11 center. To me this shows exaclty what I’ve been saying. 4.5 million for 3-5 years.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  13. HabFanSince72 says:

    Online, at the Canadiens website.

     

    It can be done. If one is patient.

  14. mike g says:

    Here’s an example of how the state of hockey in the southern United States of America is just fine, according to the NHL of course:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/6-Hurricanes-at-Thrashers-3-29-Lower-Level-112_W0QQitemZ250582546892QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Tickets_all_in_one?hash=item3a57e239cc

    In Mtl, and alot of cities,  that almost doesn’t even cover parking.

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

  15. Habsone says:

    Well if he wasn’t playing he might as well get fixed up.

     

  16. Wops says:

    The difference is the grit, i would take Kesler over Plekanec any time.

    That being said Kesler was RFA and Plekanec will be UFA… so I guess you are right…they should get the same salary.

  17. Wops says:

    The difference is the grit, i would take Kesler over Plekanec any time.

    That being said Kesler was RFA and Plekanec will be UFA… so I guess you are right…they should get the same salary.

  18. 100HABS says:

    Problem is, Pleks is UFA this year, Kessler needed 2 more years to get
    that. This is a benchmark, but I say add a million per year. Five years,
    30 million. He’s worth it, I just don’t know if we can pay it. Someone
    else will if we don’t.

  19. CanadienBoy says:

    Agree on that + kesler play with no fear and was may be the best usa at the big  O .

  20. cautiousoptimist says:

    The points are similar, but Kesler’s three inches taller, at least as fast, and arguably brings a tad more to the game — if Vancouver called offering one straight up for the other, it would be mighty tempting.

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    2. Mike Boone: “With Gainey at my side, I’d walk into any dark alley in the world.”
  21. mike g says:

    She drops the towel ONLY if you drop the towel….

    Once that happens, I watch and smile….

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack


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