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Montreal Canadiens

Head Coach Dominique Ducharme
Assistant Coach Luke Richardson
Assistant Coach Alex Burrows
Goaltending Coach Stephane Waite
Video Coach Mario Leblanc
Laval Rocket (AHL)
Playoff Odds 95.9%
Cap Hit $81,641,569
Cap Space $-141,569
LTIR Pool $3,618,142
Roster 21/23
Contracts 49/50
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TRADE ANALYSIS
The Montreal Canadiens acquired Jon Merrill from the Detroit Red Wings for a 2021 fifth round pick and Hayden Verbeek
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Apr 11
Victor Mete | Mete was waived by the Canadiens on Sunday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports. Apr 11
Jake Allen | Allen made 20 saves in a 5-0 loss to the Jets on Saturday. Apr 10
Cayden Primeau | Primeau was promoted to the active roster ahead of Saturday's game versus the Jets, per CBS Sports. Apr 10
Jake Evans | Evans was promoted to the active roster prior to Saturday's game versus the Jets, per CBS Sports. Apr 10

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$750,0000.8M
$863,3340.9M
$4,250,0004.3M
$3,500,0003.5M
$7,857,1437.9M
Line 1 $5,863,334 Pairing 1 $11,357,143
$5,500,0005.5M
$1,625,0001.6M
$5,500,0005.5M
$1,850,0001.9M
$5,500,0005.5M
Line 2 $12,625,000 Pairing 2 $7,350,000
$4,800,0004.8M
$3,083,3333.1M
$925,0000.9M
$894,1670.9M
$925,0000.9M
Line 3 $8,808,333 Pairing 3 $1,819,167
$3,400,0003.4M
$750,0000.8M
$2,400,0002.4M
$4,350,0004.4M
$880,8330.9M
Line 4 $6,550,000 Goalies $5,230,833
Injury Report
Carey Price
Expected Return Wed Apr 14, 2021
Carey Price - OUT - Upper Body
Sun Apr 11, 2021
Carey Price | Interim coach Dominique Ducharme said Sunday that Price (upper body) is expected to practice within the next few days, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.

Thu Apr 8, 2021
Carey Price | Price (upper body) isn't expected to be ready to return until sometime next week, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Wed Apr 7, 2021
Carey Price | Price's injury, which will sideline him against Toronto on Wednesday, has been clarified as an upper-body issue.
Tue Apr 6, 2021
Carey Price | Price (undisclosed) won't make the trip to Toronto for Wednesday's matchup with the Maple Leafs.
Joel Armia
Expected Return Wed Apr 14, 2021
Joel Armia - IR-NR - Not Injury Related
Sun Apr 11, 2021
Joel Armia | Armia (not injury related) skated at full speed Sunday but won't play in Monday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

Tue Apr 6, 2021
Joel Armia | Armia has cleared the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol but will need more time before returning, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Mon Mar 22, 2021
Joel Armia | Armia won't play in Monday's game against the Oilers after being placed in COVID-19 protocol, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Ben Chiarot
Expected Return Mon Apr 26, 2021
Ben Chiarot - OUT - Hand
Mon Mar 15, 2021
Ben Chiarot | Chiarot underwent right hand surgery Monday and will miss 6-8 weeks.

Sat Mar 13, 2021
Ben Chiarot | Chiarot (hand) has an appointment Monday, and surgery could be an option for his broken hand, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Thu Mar 11, 2021
Ben Chiarot | Chiarot has returned to Montreal to undergo further evaluation of his injured hand, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Thu Mar 11, 2021
Ben Chiarot | Head coach Dominique Ducharme reported Thursday that Chiarot has a broken right hand and will be re-evaluated in the next few days.
Wed Mar 10, 2021
Ben Chiarot | Chiarot will not return to Wednesday's game after a fight with the Canucks' J.T. Miller in the first period.
Wed Mar 10, 2021
Ben Chiarot | Chiarot (hand) won't play Thursday versus the Flames, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Kaiden Guhle
Expected Return Fri Apr 30, 2021
Kaiden Guhle - OUT - Hand
Not Specified
Wed Mar 17, 2021
Kaiden Guhle | Guhle is out indefinitely with a hand injury suffered during a game Sunday against Moose Jaw of the WHL, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Brendan Gallagher
Expected Return Wed May 19, 2021
Brendan Gallagher - IR-LT - Thumb
Fracture
Wed Apr 7, 2021
Brendan Gallagher | Gallagher (thumb) was placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday. He's expected to miss at least six weeks with his fractured thumb.

Mon Apr 5, 2021
Brendan Gallagher | Gallagher (undisclosed) left Monday's tilt against the Oilers and will not return.
Mon Apr 5, 2021
Brendan Gallagher | Gallagher fractured his thumb Monday and is expected to miss multiple weeks, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Taxi Squad
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(11) Forwards $39,446,667 48.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Staal, Eric C 36
$1,625,000
$0
UFA
Perry, Corey RW 35
$750,000
$0
UFA
Byron, Paul LW 31
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$0
UFA
Tatar, Tomas LW 30
$4,800,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Toffoli, Tyler RW 28
$4,250,000
$4,250,000
$4,250,000
$4,250,000
$0
UFA
Gallagher, Brendan
LTIR
RW 28
$3,750,000
$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
IR
RW 27
$2,600,000
$0
UFA
Danault, Phillip LW 28
$3,083,333
$0
UFA
Anderson, Josh RW 26
$5,500,000
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
(2027)
Hudon, Charles LW 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Drouin, Jonathan LW 26
$5,500,000
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Lehkonen, Artturi LW 25
$2,400,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Suzuki, Nick C 21
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi C 20
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$39,446,667
$26,013,334
$25,150,000
$16,250,000
$12,000,000
$0
(8) Defence $24,761,310 30.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Weber, Shea D 35
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$7,857,143
$0
UFA
(2026)
Petry, Jeff D 33
$5,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$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 29
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Merrill, Jon D 29
$925,000
$0
UFA
Edmundson, Joel D 27
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Kulak, Brett D 27
$1,850,000
$1,850,000
$0
UFA
Mete, Victor D 22
$735,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Romanov, Alexander D 21
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$24,761,310
$23,851,310
$17,607,143
$17,607,143
$14,107,143
$0
(2) Goalies $14,850,000 18.2% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Price, Carey G 33
$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 30
$4,350,000
$2,875,000
$2,875,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$14,850,000
$13,375,000
$13,375,000
$10,500,000
$10,500,000
$0
(1) Buried $325,000 0.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Weal, Jordan C 28
$325,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$325,000
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $3,958,333 4.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Alzner, Karl
Buyout
D 32
$3,958,333
$1,958,333
$833,333
$833,333
TOTALS TOTALS
$3,958,333
$1,958,333
$833,333
$833,333
$0
$0
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2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Roster Size

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

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21 14 10 7
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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49 27 16 9
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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$81,641,569 $65,197,977 $56,965,476 $45,190,476
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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$-141,569 $16,302,023 $24,534,524 $36,309,524
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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$1,776,832 $16,302,023 $24,534,524 $36,309,524
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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$3,618,142 $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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$83,341,310 $65,197,977 $56,965,476 $45,190,476
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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$0 $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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$3,137,500 $1,175,000 $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
(26) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Frolik, Michael
RW 33
$750,000
$0
UFA
McEwan, James C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Gelinas, Eric D 29
$0
Weal, Jordan C 28
$1,400,000
$0
UFA
Ouellet, Xavier D 27
$737,500
$737,500
$0
UFA
Broll, David LW 28
$0
Blandisi, Joseph C 26
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Dauphin, Laurent C 26
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Audette, Daniel C 24
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Shinkaruk, Hunter LW 26
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Olofsson, Gustav D 26
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Koberstein, Nikolas D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Baddock, Brandon LW 26
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Evans, Jake
C 24
$750,000
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Baun, Kyle RW 28
$0
RFA
Vejdemo, Lukas
C 25
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Eisenschmid, Markus C 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
McNiven, Michael
G 23
$700,000
$0
RFA
Goulet, Alexandre C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Lindgren, Charlie G 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Pezzetta, Michael LW 23
$743,333
$0
RFA
Henrikson, Arvid D 23
$0
Corrin, William D 29
$0
Samuel, Antoine G 23
$0
Poehling, Ryan C 22
$925,000
$0
RFA
Brook, Josh D 21
$795,000
$795,000
$0
RFA
Ikonen, Joni C 21
$0
Walford, Scott D 22
$0
Fleury, Cale D 22
$771,667
$0
RFA
Tyszka, Jarret D 22
$0
Primeau, Cayden
G 21
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
Posa, Saverio D 29
$0
Dufour, Kevin LW 28
$0
Boucher, Jordan LW 27
$0
$0
UFA
Belzile, Alex RW 29
$700,000
$0
UFA
Ylonen, Jesse RW 21
$880,833
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
Olofsson, Jacob C 21
$0
Hillis, Cameron
C 20
$838,333
$838,333
$838,333
$0
RFA
Harris, Jordan D 20
$0
McShane, Allan C 21
$0
Gorniak, Jack C 21
$0
Fonstad, Cole C 20
$0
Houde, Samuel C 21
$0
Stapley, Brett C 22
$0
Teasdale, Joel LW 22
$760,000
$760,000
$0
RFA
Adams-Moisan, Morgan RW 24
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Harvey, Samuel G 23
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Jevpalovs, Nikita RW 26
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Lamarche, Maxim D 28
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Marcoux, Etienne G 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Martineau, Phelix C 23
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Melancon, T.J. D 24
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Plant, Adam D 25
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Friberg, Max LW 28
$0
RFA
Lucchini, Jake LW 25
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Leskinen, Otto
D 24
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Caufield, Cole
C 20
$880,833
$880,833
$880,833
$0
RFA
Struble, Jayden D 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Norlinder, Mattias D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Fairbrother, Gianni D 20
$848,333
$848,333
$848,333
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Leguerrier, Jacob D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Pitlick, Rhett LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Nissen Dichow, Frederik G 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Khisamutdinov, Arsen LW 23
$795,000
$795,000
$0
RFA
Ruscheinski, Kieran D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Culkin, Ryan D 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Schueneman, Corey D 25
$750,000
$0
UFA
Cox, Joe RW 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
LaCouvee, Connor G 26
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Pelletier, William LW 28
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Demchenko, Vasili G 27
$792,500
$0
RFA
Guhle, Kaiden D 19
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Tuch, Luke LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Mysak, Jan C 18
$850,833
$850,833
$850,833
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Smith, Jack 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Biondi, Blake C 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Farrell, Sean LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Dobes, Jakub G 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Gordin, Alexander 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$19,550,832
$10,692,498
$5,224,165
$1,699,166
$0
$0