Canadiens’ Darche has abdominal surgery


Another Canadiens player had undergone offseason surgery.
After prospect Louis Leblanc and forward Lars Eller, Mathieu Darche is the latest Canadien to go under the knife.
Darche underwent abdominal surgery Wednesday morning and his recovery time is expected to be between three and four weeks.
The Montreal native, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, scored 12 goals and added 14 assists in 59 games during the 2010-11 season.


  1. nek25plus says:

    Sorry, Darche is a nice guy but we need better skill and speed. I’d rather go with some one from the Bulldogs…we need to transition those players into the NHL to find out what we have.

  2. CHsam says:

    Some thoughts at 2:30AM

    JM spotted in Miami? Observing and dissecting the series vs Boston. If he really is there, that’s great! Never stop learning. I love that.

    Kirk Muller gone? Much respect to you Kirk. We’ll be ready for you.

    Darche? I’m willing to bet a beer that he is DAILY in text mesasge mode with Guy Boucher.

    Elliott Friedman? Whatever. He makes 30 points when I save time and make 3… or 4… Word. 🙂

  3. SeriousFan09 says:

    Gabriel Dumont has now scored 6 goals in the AHL playoffs over 17 games, he had 5G in 64 RS games.

    Aaron Palushaj has 5G, 11A over 16 playoff games an improvement of 3G, 1A over his previous-year output in the postseason.

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
    SF09 on Twitter

  4. pat s says:

    who is claude julian going to sit now that bergeron is back–there is no way he can bench seguin for game 3

    tough decision on who he sits

  5. Castor says:

    Here’s the reason Eager took so many penalties. Watch closely

  6. pat s says:

    Wouldn’t it be great to have kevin bieska on the habs–my kind of of player

    Eager has job but he needs to do it smartly–he lost his focus–you have to pick your sport

    • EricInStL says:

      Bieksa is the key to Vancouver right now. SJ has to target him by hitting him. Not letting him dictate the game.

      • pat s says:

        I know what you mean.

        san jose needs to win game 3 so they have keep their heads focused but if the right opportunity comes, ryan clowe needs to take on bieska and put the message that you don’t fight our key players—clowe needs to do it smartly and not put the team shorthanded however

        ryan clowe would alsobe awesome on montreal–my kind of player also

  7. EricInStL says:

    Can Ric Flair please sue for them using his WOOOOOO?????

    Please Ric stop this insanity. It makes OLE OLE OLE seem genial.

  8. Everlasting1 says:

    Wasn’t expecting a spanking going into the 3rd. Big night for Higgins.

    ” That the Sons of God saw the daughters of man, that they were fair and took them wives all of which they chose.” – Genesis 6:2

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  9. Sean Bonjovi says:

    CBC hockey broadcasts are unbearable.

    * Ville Leino would make Sergei Samsonov look like Alex Kovalev *

  10. EricInStL says:

    Heatley is totally invisible. He’s their version of Gomez

  11. punkster says:

    So Eager is the kind of player we want, right? I mean he lights a spark, he stands up for his team mates, he plays 10 minutes and gets, what, 5 or 6 penalties. Yep, just what we need. A bone-head.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  12. EricInStL says:

    This CBC crew conveniently forgets to notice how Lapierre was doing the facewashing and the Canuck who punches Eager.

    Oh to see Boston vs Vancouver. cheap shot heaven…..

  13. EricInStL says:

    double post hell

  14. HardHabits says:

    NHL brass is upset that a Canadian team is going to win the Cup.

  15. Propwash says:

    Im suprised San Jose layed down like that

  16. sims says:

    did a girl just flash eager in the box!?

  17. EricInStL says:

    wow Eager got a penalty for unsportsman like conduct ????? Are they making it up as they go along ????

  18. HardHabits says:

    Wow. Sedins picking apart the Sharks.

    • EricInStL says:

      The Sharks stopped playing after the 2nd and the Bieksa beatdown. Someone should have jumped in and protected Marleau.

      • JD_ says:

        The Sharks didn’t stop playin’.

        The boneheaded clown on skates, goes by the name Ben Eager, woke up the Sedins. He clearly wasn’t payin’ attention durin’ the session on exactin’ revenge durin’ the playoffs. Then he takes a mind-numbingly useless penalty, which results in a goal, to take all the winds out of SJ’s sails.

        100% pure moron. No fillers.

        McLellan will probably have a few choice words for the meathead after the game. What a waste of bench space.

  19. Propwash says:

    So, do they pull Niemi?

  20. EricInStL says:

    Hughson is so bad it’s unbelievable.

  21. HardHabits says:

    Rather have Higgins than Gomez.

  22. JD_ says:

    Attaboy, Eager.

    Inspired hockey.


  23. BKAK72 says:

    Jacques Martin spotted down in Miami airport; Markov was there too, however not with him (nor did he care JM was around). Just felt like sharing a “spotting”


  24. EricInStL says:

    Comon Caucks run up the score, the third will be a bloodbath…..

  25. EricInStL says:

    Ben Eager this is your time to take out one of the twins. Good luck

    • EricInStL says:

      hahaha, right on time. Hey Sedin say thanks to Bieksa….

    • JIMVINNY says:

      Of course the coward turns his back to draw a penalty. I cannot believe what the Canucks have gotten away with penalty wise. If there were ever a case for proving there is no bias against canadian teams, this game would be it. Canucks are holding and hooking whenever they want, and never getting called.

      • EricInStL says:

        Would the CBC cheerlead like this for the Canadiens ????

        Anyway, people shouldn’t be surprised to see Ben Eager go after a Canuck, any Canuck especially a Sedin after Bieksa pounds Marleau. No one talks about that. Heck the broadcasters were practically laughing at the pounding Marleau took. hahaha Sedin tasted glass….

  26. HardHabits says:

    Vancouver looking good. Unreal to think that Laps and Higgins could very well hoist the Cup.

    • BKAK72 says:

      What is more thought provoking is that HIGGINS was a first line FWD centered by KOIVU three years ago. If Mulholtra (sp?) was there he would be on the 4th line. HIGGINS and many can thank HABS FANS for these crazy and undeserved contracts – geez.

      — HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. —

  27. hockey7272 says:

    Kirk Muller has said his goodbyes to the franchise and has 5 teams interested in him!! What a lost that is for the habs. (NJ, Dallas, Ottawa, Minny and Philly surprisely)

  28. christophor says:

    In case anyone is interested, the Bulldogs clobbered the Aeros tonight, 8-1. Forced game 5. Allowed only 15 shots. Got 40 on goal themselves.

    Worthy mentions:
    Boyd 2G 2A +5
    Palushaj 1G 2A +4
    Dawes 2G +3
    White 2A +2 29PIM

    Avtsin played his second playoff game. 1 shot is all he put up, however, 0+/-. Likely little ice time.

    Some effort for being down 3-0 in the series. They don’t want to go home yet.

  29. Propwash says:

    Really weird question……. And totally off topic.
    There was this commercial (forgot who was advertising it) but it had Strauss’s The Blue Danube Waltz, but sung by a guy saying “cool cool cool cool, not cool not cool” Does anyone remember who did the ad? My girlfriend and I are racking our brains trying to remember. Thanks!

  30. Everlasting1 says:

    Hell yeah..go ‘Nucks.

    ” That the Sons of God saw the daughters of man, that they were fair and took them wives all of which they chose.” – Genesis 6:2

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  31. HabinBurlington says:

    I love darche on 4th line with white and moen. Problem is when we have that same combination of guys scattered throughout 1st, 2nd and 3rd line.
    Great Effort Boys, PG get to work this Summer!

  32. higginrs says:

    Darche was my favorite player of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I love Soobs and Price, but Darche’s compete level is huge for a guy with lesser skills than those around him.

  33. Bill J says:

    I concur, Darche is a keeper.

  34. 24 Cups says:

    It’s a no-brainer. Bring Darche back for another year.

  35. habs365 says:

    Darche is a good 3rd liner, works hard and plays to win. unless they can find someone better I’d bring him back. He’s the best one in the bottom 6 and played more consistent than Gomez..Eller, or Halpern could replace Gomez..lot of money tied up……

  36. The Cat says:

    I really get the impression Darche is a vain guy.

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  37. Jonson says:

    i agree he should be back next year. i was hard on him at the beginning of last year but he def proved me wrong. gotta love his heart and his ability to fore check.

  38. Edmaster says:

    I sure hope they keep this guy. Plays with heart.

    Expos, please come home.

    • Marc10 says:

      Darche is a warrior and he plays with pride. He’s definitely a keeper and a steal at his price point. Easiest signing PG could make.

      Speaking of PG, I like the ‘relatively’ minor signings for Emelin and Diaz. That sets things up nicely for Gill and Markov.

      I’ve very curious who we’ll be targeting up front. There’s a need for scoring and a need for a bit of size and sandpaper… That’s the big ask. PG pulls this off and he’s a dead set legend.

      “To be irreplaceable, you have to be different”.
      Andy Warhol

      Go PK Go!

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