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Sam Montembeault struggled in the net for the Canadiens Saturday night, allowing four goals on 35 shots faced in a 5-0 loss to the Senators.

Fantasy Impact: Montembeault has fought inconsistency between the pipes of late for the Canadiens, allowing three or more goals in three of his last five starts (2-3-0, .907 save percentage) for the club. The 26-year-old netminder has been more reliable in the crease than teammate Jake Allen to this point, posting a .909 save percentage and 3.19 GAA in 22 starts (10-10-2) so far this season.

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Jake Allen allowed four goals on 42 shots faced in the Canadiens' 4-3 overtime loss to the Red Wings Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Allen has been dismal in net of late for the Canadiens, allowing three or more goals in each of his last six starts (1-4-1, .868 save percentage) for the club. The veteran netminder has not been a viable option whatsoever for fantasy owners to this point, carrying a 3.53 GAA and .893 save percentage in 28 starts (10-16-2) between the pipes so far this season.

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Kirby Dach was able to light the lamp for the Canadiens Tuesday night, scoring two goals in a 4-2 loss to the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: Dach has now registered points in five of his last nine games for the Canadiens, picking up eight points (five goals, three assists) in that span. The 22-year-old has started to turn around a disappointing start to the season for fantasy owners, registering 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) in 48 games so far this season.

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Nick Suzuki posted one assist Saturday night in the Canadiens' 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

Fantasy Impact: Suzuki has now recorded points in four of his last six games for the Canadiens, scoring one goal and picking up three assists in that span. The 23-year-old has been the lone reliable option out of Montreal for fantasy owners, tallying 38 points (16 goals, 22 assists) in 47 games so far this season.

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Cole Caufield (shoulder) will miss the remainder of the season for the Montreal Canadiens. (Source: Chris Johnston on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Caufield being ruled out for the rest of the season is a devastating blow to a Montreal squad struggling to generate offense on a more consistent basis with the talented forward out of the lineup. Caufield will finish the season with 36 points (26 goals, 10 assists) in 46 games for the Canadiens and will to be ready ahead of the 2023-24 season for fantasy owners.

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Juraj Slafkovsky tallied one assist in the Canadiens' 4-2 win over the Kraken Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Slafkovsky has been making an impact of late after a slow start to the season with the Canadiens, posting points in three of his last four games. The dynamic 18-year-old has plenty of upside and will benefit from his time on the ice as the season progresses, recording eight points (four goals, four assists) in 21 games so far this season.

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Brendan Gallagher was able to find the back of the net for the Canadiens Thursday, scoring one goal in a 3-2 win over the Sabres.

Fantasy Impact: Gallagher has now scored goals in two of his last four games for the Canadiens, operating as more of an asset on both ends for the club. The 30-year-old has offered little consistent production for fantasy owners to this point and his hard to trust on a nightly basis. Gallagher has scored just two goals through the first eight games of the season.

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Josh Anderson picked up two points for the Canadiens Thursday night, scoring one goal and adding one assist in a 3-2 win over the Sabres.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has picked up points in two of his last four games for the Canadiens while recording 10 shots in that span. The 28-year-old continues to struggle to produce consistently, although the winger can pile up points in bunches in stretches. Anderson has scored three goals and added one assist through eight games to begin the season.

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed 18-year-old forward Owen Beck to a three-year, entry-level contract. (Source: Montreal Canadiens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Canadiens selected Beck with the 33rd overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. The Ontario native collected 21 goals and 51 points across 68 games for the OHL's Mississauga Steelheads last season and has been a standout at Canadiens training camp. However, Beck's fantasy impact remains in the future.

Carey Price stopped 28 of 30 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Wild. Minnesota scored one goal on even strength and one on the power play.

Fantasy Impact: Price falls to 0-2-0 this season. Considering the remaining schedule for the Canadiens, he offers little fantasy value.

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Jeff Petry registered his 15th and 16th assists of the season in a 8-4 loss to Washington. He finished with a +2 rating, two SOG, two hits, and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Petry has four points in his last five games. He has 20 points in 62 games this season and is not a viable fantasy option.

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Former Montreal Canadiens forward Artturi Lehkonen has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for prospect defenseman Justin Barron and a 2024 second-round pick. Montreal is retaining half of Lehkonen's $2.3M cap hit this season. He will be an RFA in the offseason. (Source: Frank Seravalli on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lehkonen, just 26, is a fantastic middle-six player who makes his teammates around him better. Largely considered the darling of hockey analytics, he is an extremely underrated player who will significantly improve Colorado's cup chances. He has 13 goals, 16 assists, and 29 points this season, while managing to have a 0 plus/minus rating despite being on one of the worst teams in the history of the NHL. As good as he is in real life, his skills don't quite translate to fantasy. However, while he should not be on fantasy rosters at the present moment, he may become a valuable commodity surrounded by better talent on a contending roster. Montreal gets a decent return for their best player this season as they begin their rebuild.

Category: Transactions

The Florida Panthers acquired defenseman Ben Chiarot from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for prospect Ty Smilanic, a first-round pick in 2023, and a fourth-round pick in 2022. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Ben Chiarot is on pace for the best statistical season of his career on a last place Montreal Canadiens team. Chiarot is now joining a very talented Florida Panthers team that currently find themselves at the top of the NHL standings. The big defenseman is all but a lock to further increase his point production.

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Tyler Toffoli grabbed his 17th assist of the season in a 5-2 loss to Washington.

Fantasy Impact: Toffoli has 26 points in 35 games this season and has at least one point in four of his last five games. He is really the only one providing any sort of consistent production on the Canadiens for fantasy purposes.

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Canadiens goaltender Cayden Primeau was solid in net Saturday night, stopping 43 of 46 shots faced for a .935 save percentage in a 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.

Fantasy Impact: Primeau is nothing more than a dart throw at this point that will split time in net with Sam Montembeault behind a highly suspect Canadiens defense corps.

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Canadiens left wing Jonathan Drouin picked up one assist in the Canadiens 5-3 win over the Stars.

Fantasy Impact: Drouin has picked up assists in two consecutive games for Montreal. Drouin has just six goals and 14 assists for 20 points in 31 games.

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Canadiens center Christian Dvorak scored two goals Tuesday night in the Canadiens 5-3 win over the Stars.

Fantasy Impact: Dvorak recorded points for the first time in his last five games for Montreal and at this point with just seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in 31 games, Dvorak can stay on the waiver wire.

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Michael Pezzetta scored the only Canadiens goal in their 5-1 loss to the Bruins on Wednesday. He had one goal, two PIM, one SOG and three hits in 12:11 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Pezzetta has two goals and two assists in 22 games need I say more.

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Joel Armia assisted on the Montreal Canadiens' lone Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche. He only contributed a single hit in addition to the assist.

Fantasy Impact: Armia has been quiet all year, and hasn't been fantasy relevant since his 2019-2020 season where he scored 30 points in 58 games. His five points this season is not enough to consider rostering him in most fantasy leagues.

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Jonathan Drouin has been moved to center on the 2nd line with Mike Hoffman on the left and Josh Anderson on the right. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: With Drouin's pass first mentality and Hoffman's shooting abilities, this new partnership could pay off for both Hoffman and Drouin.