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Montreal Canadiens

Head Coach Dominique Ducharme
Assistant Coach Luke Richardson
Assistant Coach Alex Burrows
Video Coach Mario Leblanc
Playoff Odds 0.1%
Projected Cap Hit $93,607,585
Projected Cap Space $-12,107,585
Current Cap Space $8,840,060
LTIR Pool $21,708,514
Roster 23/23
Contracts 50/50
Transactions
Jesse Ylonen | Ylonen was recalled from AHL Laval on Wednesday. Dec 8
Laurent Dauphin | Dauphin had one shot on goal, two hits, three blocked shots and finished minus-2 over 15:09 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning. Dec 8
Kale Clague | Clague finished minus-1 over 17:29 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay. Dec 8
David Savard | Savard had an assist, four shots on goal, one hit, two blocked shots and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning. Dec 8
Nick Suzuki | Suzuki scored a goal and assisted on another in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay. Dec 8

No games currently scheduled
Line Combinations Updated: Dec 06 (8:20am)
$5,500,0005.5M
$863,3340.9M
$4,500,0004.5M
$3,500,0003.5M
$3,500,0003.5M
Line 1 $10,863,334 Pairing 1 $7,000,000
$2,300,0002.3M
$4,450,0004.5M
$750,0000.8M
$894,1670.9M
$750,0000.8M
Line 2 $7,500,000 Pairing 2 $1,644,167
$950,0001M
$750,0000.8M
$880,8330.9M
$1,850,0001.9M
$761,2500.8M
Line 3 $2,580,833 Pairing 3 $2,611,250
$750,0000.8M
$950,0001M
$3,400,0003.4M
$2,875,0002.9M
$750,0000.8M
Line 4 $5,100,000 Goalies $3,625,000
Injury Report
Christian Dvorak
Expected Return Thu Dec 9, 2021
Christian Dvorak - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Not Specified
Wed Dec 8, 2021
Christian Dvorak | Dvorak (lower body) will miss Wednesday's practice session, raising doubts about his availability against Chicago on Thursday.

Tue Dec 7, 2021
Christian Dvorak | Dvorak (undisclosed) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Lightning.
Tue Dec 7, 2021
Christian Dvorak | Dvorak exited Tuesday's game versus the Lightning with a lower-body injury, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Joel Armia
Expected Return Thu Dec 9, 2021
Joel Armia - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Not Specified
Mon Dec 6, 2021
Joel Armia | Armia is not expected to play in Tuesday's clash with Tampa Bay due to an undisclosed injury, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Jeff Petry
Expected Return Thu Dec 9, 2021
Jeff Petry - IR - Upper Body
Not Specified
Mon Dec 6, 2021
Jeff Petry | Petry (upper body) is set to be out of action against Tampa Bay on Tuesday, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.

Fri Dec 3, 2021
Jeff Petry | Petry will miss Saturday's game in Nashville due to an upper-body injury.
Sami Niku
Expected Return Sat Dec 11, 2021
Sami Niku - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Dec 2, 2021
Sami Niku | Niku entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Thursday.
Brendan Gallagher
Expected Return Sat Dec 11, 2021
Brendan Gallagher - IR-NR - Covid-19
Thu Dec 2, 2021
Brendan Gallagher | Gallagher was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocols Thursday.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(14) Forwards $47,325,000 58.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Staal, Eric C 37
$0
UFA
Perreault, Mathieu LW 33
$950,000
$0
UFA
Byron, Paul
LTIR
LW 32
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$0
UFA
Hoffman, Mike LW 32
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$0
UFA
Toffoli, Tyler
IR
RW 29
$4,250,000
$4,250,000
$4,250,000
$0
UFA
Gallagher, Brendan
IR
RW 29
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2027)
Armia, Joel RW 28
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$0
UFA

(2025)
Anderson, Josh
IR
RW 27
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2027)
Paquette, Cedric C 28
$950,000
$0
UFA
Dauphin, Laurent C 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Drouin, Jonathan LW 26
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Lehkonen, Artturi LW 26
$2,300,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Dvorak, Christian LW 25
$4,450,000
$4,450,000
$4,450,000
NTC
$4,450,000
NTC
$0
UFA

(2025)
Evans, Jake C 25
$750,000
$1,700,000
$1,700,000
$1,700,000
$0
UFA

(2025)
Pezzetta, Michael LW 23
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Suzuki, Nick C 22
$863,334
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
$0
UFA

(2030)
Poehling, Ryan C 22
$750,000
$750,000
$0
RFA
Ylonen, Jesse RW 22
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
Caufield, Cole RW 20
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$47,325,000
$49,586,666
$38,175,000
$29,425,000
$19,875,000
(7) Defence $30,362,560 37.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Weber, Shea
LTIR
D 36
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$0
UFA

(2026)
Petry, Jeff
IR
D 33
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$6,250,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2025)
Chiarot, Ben D 30
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Savard, David D 31
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA

(2025)
Edmundson, Joel
IR
D 28
$3,500,000
M-NTC
$3,500,000
M-NTC
$3,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Kulak, Brett D 27
$1,850,000
$0
UFA
Niku, Sami
IR
D 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Wideman, Chris D 31
$750,000
$0
UFA
Clague, Kale D 23
$761,250
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Romanov, Alexander D 21
$894,167
$0
RFA
Schueneman, Corey D 26
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$30,362,560
$21,107,143
$21,107,143
$17,607,143
$7,857,143
(2) Goalies $14,125,000 17.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Price, Carey
LTIR
G 34
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Allen, Jake G 31
$2,875,000
$2,875,000
$0
UFA
Montembeault, Sam G 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$14,125,000
$13,375,000
$10,500,000
$10,500,000
$10,500,000
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
TOTALS
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $1,958,333 2.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Alzner, Karl
Buyout
D 33
$1,958,333
$833,333
$833,333
TOTALS
$1,958,333
$833,333
$833,333
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2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Roster Size

Number of players on the Active Roster. Cannot exceed 23 players. Excludes players on IR and LTIR.

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23 19 13 10
Standard Player Contracts

Number of players signed to Standard Player Contracts (SPC's). Cannot exceed 50 players. Some players do not count towards this, such as 18/19 Year-Old players in Junior with less than 10 NHL Games Played in Season.

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50 26 18 10
Upper Limit

The maximum Salary Cap Hit of all players counting towards the active roster. Often referred to as "Salary Cap". This is determined in the summer and is based on the previous season's revenues, per the CBA.

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$81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000
Projected Cap Hit

Anticipated Season-End Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap. Assumes current roster is in effect for the remainder of season.

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$93,607,585 $84,902,142 $70,615,476 $57,532,143
Projected Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space projected to be available at end of year. Calculated as Annual Salary Cap minus Projected Cap Hit.

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$-12,107,585 $-3,402,142 $10,884,524 $23,967,857
Current Cap Space

Amount of Annual Cap Hit that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster. For teams using LTIR, Current Cap Space is the amount of annual cap hit that can be added without exceeding the Salary Cap by more than the team's LTIR Pool.

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$8,840,060 $-3,402,142 $10,884,524 $23,967,857
Maximum LTIR Pool

The maximum amount of Long Term Injured Reserve space potentially available. This is the Cap Hit of player on LTIR less the Cap Space available for team at time player was on LTIR. A player can go on LTIR when they expect to miss 10 games and 24 days in the season. A player on LTIR does not come off of the salary cap, instead a team is allowed to exceed the cap by the LTIR amount.

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$21,708,514 $0 $0 $0
Current Roster Annual Cap Hit

Anticipated Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap + retained salary + buyouts.

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$94,368,454 $84,902,142 $70,615,476 $57,532,143
Carryover Bonus Overages

Teams can exceed the salary cap due to players receiving performance bonuses. If a team exceeds the salary cap due to performance bonuses, they carryover to the previous season and reduce the cap space a team has.

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$597,561 $0 $0 $0
Potential Bonuses

Performance Bonuses that players on the active roster are eligible to achieve. A team can exceed the salary cap due to performance bonuses, but they carry over to the following season.

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$1,475,000 $850,000 $0 $0
Retained Salary Remaining

Teams can retain salary/cap hit when they trade a player. A team can only have a maximum of 3 players that they retained salary on.

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3 3 3 3
(18) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
McEwan, James C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Weal, Jordan C 29
$0
UFA
Goloubef, Cody D 32
$0
UFA
Ouellet, Xavier D 28
$737,500
$0
UFA
Broll, David LW 28
$0
Blandisi, Joseph C 27
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Dea, Jean-Sebastien C 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Belpedio, Louie D 25
$750,000
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Koberstein, Nikolas D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Baddock, Brandon LW 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Vejdemo, Lukas C 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Eisenschmid, Markus C 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
McNiven, Michael G 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Goulet, Alexandre C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Henrikson, Arvid D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Corrin, William D 30
$0
Samuel, Antoine G 24
$0
$0
UFA
Brook, Josh D 22
$795,000
$0
RFA
Ikonen, Joni C 22
$0
Walford, Scott D 22
$0
Tyszka, Jarret D 22
$0
Primeau, Cayden G 22
$880,833
$0
RFA
Posa, Saverio D 29
$0
Dufour, Kevin LW 29
$0
Boucher, Jordan LW 27
$0
Belzile, Alex RW 30
$750,000
$0
UFA
Olofsson, Jacob C 21
$0
Hillis, Cameron C 21
$838,333
$838,333
$0
RFA
Harris, Jordan D 21
$0
McShane, Allan C 21
$0
Gorniak, Jack C 22
$0
Fonstad, Cole C 21
$0
Houde, Samuel C 21
$0
Stapley, Brett C 22
$0
Teasdale, Joel LW 22
$760,000
$0
RFA
Adams-Moisan, Morgan RW 24
$0
$0
UFA
Harvey, Samuel G 23
$0
$0
UFA
Jevpalovs, Nikita RW 27
$0
$0
UFA
Lamarche, Maxim D 29
$0
$0
UFA
Marcoux, Etienne G 28
$0
$0
UFA
Martineau, Phelix C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Melancon, T.J. D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Plant, Adam D 26
$0
$0
UFA
Lucchini, Jake LW 26
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Leskinen, Otto D 24
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Struble, Jayden D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Norlinder, Mattias D 21
$859,167
$859,167
$859,167
$0
RFA
Fairbrother, Gianni D 21
$848,333
$848,333
$848,333
$0
RFA
Leguerrier, Jacob D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Pitlick, Rhett LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
Nissen Dichow, Frederik G 20
$0
$0
UFA
Khisamutdinov, Arsen LW 23
$795,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Ruscheinski, Kieran D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Harvey-Pinard, Rafael LW 22
$825,000
$825,000
$0
RFA
Culkin, Ryan D 27
$0
$0
UFA
Cox, Joe RW 27
$0
$0
UFA
LaCouvee, Connor G 27
$0
$0
UFA
Pelletier, William LW 28
$0
$0
UFA
Demchenko, Vasili G 27
$0
UFA
Guhle, Kaiden D 19
$894,167
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Tuch, Luke LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
Mysak, Jan C 19
$850,833
$850,833
$850,833
$0
RFA
Smith, Jack 19
$0
$0
UFA
Biondi, Blake C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Farrell, Sean LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
Dobes, Jakub G 20
$0
$0
UFA
Gordin, Alexander 20
$0
$0
UFA
Mailloux, Logan D 18
$0
Kidney, Riley C 18
$0
Kapanen, Oliver C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Kostenko, Dmitri D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Trudeau, William D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Sobolev, Daniil D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Roy, Joshua C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Simoneau, Xavier C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Vrbetic, Joe G 19
$0
$0
UFA
Xhekaj, Arber D 20
$828,333
$828,333
$828,333
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$14,412,499
$5,944,166
$4,280,833