Emelin (illness) will slot into the lineup in place of Brandon Davidson for Sunday's home tilt against the Senators. Emelin missed just one game while sidelined with the sickness and will look to end a six-game pointless streak during which he's posted a minus-4 rating. With just nine points on the season, Emelin's services aren't likely to translate to fantasy success at this point in the season.
Emelin (illness) will miss Saturday's game against the Senators, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. An illness has hit the Canadiens, and Emelin is one of the victims of that. He won't have to wait long for his next change to play, as Montreal has the second leg of a home-and-home with the Senators on Sunday. Not that Emelin's absence means much for fantasy players, as he has only has two goals and nine points this season.
Emelin didn't practice Thursday due to an illness. Emelin is reportedly dealing with the flu; it isn't clear whether he'll be available for Saturday's game against the Senators. More information regarding the hard-hitting defender's availability for that contest should be released in the coming days.
Emelin was back in the lineup Thursday after being a healthy scratch for one game. He had four shots on goal and a minus-3 rating over 19:23 of ice time in a 5-0 loss to Calgary. There's a flu bug going around the Canadiens' locker room and it apparently spread to the ice where Emelin failed to deliver a hit. In fairness, Emelin wasn't the only Hab that was MIA on Thursday. However, he has now played two consecutive clunkers and is in peril of being scratched Saturday in Edmonton. Montreal coach Claude Julien has Brandon Davidson and NIkita Nesterov in reserve if he wants to sit Emelin.
Emelin may be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against Vancouver, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. Emelin was replaced on the Canadiens' second pair during the last game by the newly acquired Brandon Davidson, who is expected to make his Montreal debut skating alongside Jeff Petry. The Habs have noticed some slippage in Emelin's game and have dropped the Russian from a one-time coupling with Shea Weber on the top pair to what looks like will be a healthy scratch Tuesday. After adding some muscle at the trade deadline, the Canadiens aren't so reliant on Emelin's physical presence.
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