MONTREAL — the name of The defender David Schlemko has been submitted to the runoff. 31-years-old, Schlemko had not played since December 20, facing the Coyotes in Arizona because of an injury to the upper body.
The Canadian will attempt to regain its place in the portrait of the playoffs with a victory against the Wild in Minnesota on Monday.
The New York Islanders were ahead of the Habs with a victory of 4-3 to the Blues in St. Louis, on Saturday, while the Canadian went on to lose 4-1 defeat to the Predators in Nashville.
It was for the Canadian (22-15-5) its second only defeat in its last seven outings. His 49 points placed him ninth at the Association of the East, to a point of the Islanders and the Sabres of Buffalo. The Islanders have two games in hand on the Canadian, and the Sabres.
Head coach Claude Julien has slightly stirred the cards to training on Monday morning, reversing the positions of Joel Armia and Paul Byron from among its trio. Armia was therefore at the right hand of Jonathan Drouin and Max Domi, and that Byron supplemented the unit Artturi Lehkonen and Jesperi Kotkaniemi.
Carey Price will be in front of the net on the Canadian for a third meeting in a row.
Hurt to repeat since the Canadian has acquired the services of the Golden Knights Vegas on June 22, 2017, Schlemko has been limited to 55 meetings in a season and a half with the Habs. In 18 parts this season, he has amassed two assists.
The other 30 teams in the NHL have until Tuesday afternoon to claim it, otherwise it will likely be demoted within the Rocket of Laval, in the american hockey League.
The Wild (20-17-3) has won three of its last four parties, including wins by scores of 4-3 to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators to start a journey of four meetings against formations of the Atlantic chapter.
It will be the second and final duel between the Canadian and the Wild this season. The Habs had received a stinging defeat of 7-1, the 11th of December in Minnesota.
The Canadian has lost its last eight games against the Wild. His last victory dates back to November 8, 2014, when Brendan Gallagher, Max Pacioretty, Lars Eller and Jiri Sekac had registered the goals for the Habs in a win of 4-1.