The goaltender Charlie Lindgren has not yet played game in Montreal this season.
December 14, 2019 12h47
The Canadian recalls Charlie Lindgren, yields, and Cayden Primeau for the Rocket
The canadian Press
MONTREAL — The Montreal canadiens proceeded to a movement of staff Saturday morning, giving the goalie Cayden Primeau for the Rocket of Laval, recalling at the same time Charlie Lindgren for his match of the evening against the Detroit Red Wings and possibly his next stay in the West.
Head coach Claude Julien confirmed that Primeau would be the starting goalkeeper for the Rocket to his duel against the Americans in Rochester in the afternoon, to the Place Bell. He added that as there are not two games in two nights in the next trip of four games before the Christmas break, Carey Price should get all the starts. The first game will be played Tuesday in Vancouver.
Primeau has played in two meetings with the canadiens, winning, including his first victory in the NHL on Thursday, with a gain of 3-2 in overtime against the Ottawa Senators. It has an average goals allowed of 2.52 and an efficiency rate of ,931. With the Rocket, he has a record of 7-4-1, a shutout, an average of 2.58 and rate of stops ,910.
Lindgren has not played game in Montreal this season. With the Rocket, he has a record of 7-6-2 in 16 meetings, with an average of 2.67, and an efficiency rate of ,893. He has managed a shutout.
Moreover, it appears that the return-to-play of forward Paul Byron will have to wait until after Christmas. Byron, who has heavily dropped against the band during the workout to Friday, will not be of the party Saturday and there will not be a team in the West.
Byron fell in battle on 15 November, in a victory of 5-2 in the face of the Washington Capitals. He was operated to his knee four days later, and his absence had been estimated at four weeks. Since he is away, the Canadian has compiled a record of 4-6-3.
However, the news was better in the case of Jesperi Kotkaniemi (concussion) and Victor Mete (ankle), who will be the stay of four games in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg.