Carey Price signs his first Canadiens contract in the home of his junior-team billet in Washington State on April 13
One of three goalies going north today
Photo courtesy Jill Williams
The Canadiens this morning have announced the demotion of 29 players, 27 of whom are bound for the American Hockey League’s Hamilton Bulldogs (though nine must first clear waivers) with another two headed back to their junior teams.
Star goaltender Carey Price remains with the big club, and heads north this afternoon for the next phase of training camp, three days at Mont Tremblant.
The group headed north is three goalies, nine defencemen and 14 forwards. They are:
GOALIES: Jaroslav Halak, Cristobal Huet, Carey Price.
DEFENCEMEN: Francis Bouillon, Patrice Brisebois, Mathieu Dandenault, Josh Gorges, Roman Hamrlik, Mike Komisarek, Andrei Markov, Ryan O’Byrne, Mark Streit.
FORWARDS: Steve Bégin, Kyle Chipchura, Mikhail Grabovski, Christopher Higgins, Saku Koivu, Andrei Kostitsyn, Tom Kostopoulos, Alex Kovalev, Maxim Lapierre, Guillaume Latendresse, Garth Murray, Tomas Plekanec, Michael Ryder, Bryan Smolinski.
Here’s the final list of cuts made by general manager Bob Gainey, who is expected to comment on the roster moves at 1:15 this afternoon; we’ll have that covered as well.
Yann Danis (photo left)
Could be a good catch for a team in need of goaltending
Yann Danis (must clear waivers)
Andrew Archer (must clear waivers)
Mathieu Biron (must clear waivers)
Jean-Philippe Côté (must clear waivers)
Jamie Rivers (must clear waivers)
Jonathan Ferland (must clear waivers)
Corey Locke (must clear waivers)
Ben Maxwell (to junior)
Duncan Milroy (must clear waivers)
Cory Urquhart (must clear waivers)
Ryan White (to junior)
HERE ARE THE 62 PLAYERS ORIGINALLY INVITED TO THE CANADIENS CAMP, courtesy of canadiens.com: