Pateryn will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night against the Rangers, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Pateryn will watch the game from the press box as blueliner Alexei Emelin reportedly is set to return from a lower-body injury. Pateryn has not recorded a point in 25 career games at the NHL level, though he does tend to do the dirty work without the puck and uses his 6-foot-2, 222 pound frame to outmuscle the opposition when he does see the ice.
Pateryn filled in for the injured Alexei Emelin (lower body) in Saturday night's 6-1 win over Colorado. He had four hits and a couple of give-aways in 13:52 of ice time. This was Pateryn's first game of the season as it's been hard for guys to crack the active lineup during Montreal's quick start to the season.
Pateryn was recalled by the Canadiens on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie reports. Lavoie was sent down to the AHL for a conditioning stint last Tuesday after spending the season as a regular healthy scratch. If Montreal is calling him up now, there could be a chance it has a spot for him.
Pateryn was a healthy scratch in Wednesday night's season-opener against the Maple Leafs. Pateryn and fellow young defender, Jarred Tinordi, were healthy scratches Wednesday. Ideally, the Habs would be giving these guys regular playing time, but they'll need to earn that in practice.
Greg Pateryn was a healthy scratch in Wednesday night's season-opener against the Maple Leafs.
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