• Clears waivers, sent to AHL

    News: Dustin Tokarski cleared waivers and was assigned to St. John's of the American Hockey League, Hockey Inside Out reports.
    Analysis: Dustin Tokarski lost his backup job to Michael Condon during the preseason and will need to re-establish himself backstopping the IceCaps to start the 2015-16 season.
  • Not at his best

    News: Dustin Tokarski allowed five goals on 15 shots in Saturday night's preseason finale against Ottawa.
    Analysis: Dustin Tokarski finishes up a brutal preseason, permitting eight goals on 37 shots in four-and-a-half periods. He's the incumbent backup to Carey Price, but his preseason performance opens the door for third-stringer Michael Condon, though the Canadiens might not want to head into the regular season having a backup with zero NHL experience.
  • Will start Saturday

    News: Dustin Tokarski will start Saturday's preseason finale against Ottawa, the Montreal Gazette reports. He's scheduled to play the whole game.
    Analysis: Dustin Tokarski has been challenged by Michael Condon for the backup job, but his starting assignment Saturday suggests he's survived and will be the backup to Carey Price when the season opens next week. Condon will be the No. 1 at St. John's of the American Hockey League.
  • Habs' Tokarski Allows Two Goals In Loss

    News: Dustin Tokarski gave up two goals on 18 shots in Friday's shootout loss to the Devils.
    Analysis: Not the best night for the 25-year-old, who has stopped just 33 of 40 shots in his last two appearances (.825 save percentage). Carey Price is the starter in Montreal and with the Habs battling for a top playoff spot, it's unlikely Dustin Tokarski sees another start this season. He's one to watch in the coming years, though.
  • Habs' Tokarksi To Face Devils On Friday

    News: Dustin Tokarski will start Friday's game against the Devils, Jessica Rusnak of TSN Radio 690 reports.
    Analysis: Tokarksi has only started three games since mid-February, and with the Habs still fighting for the Atlantic Division title, this may be his last start of the season. Of course, it's also quite possible the team will have little to play for over the final few days, in which case Tokarksi could get another start or two.
  • Habs' Tokarski Smoked For Five Goals

    News: Dustin Tokarski gave up five goals on just 22 shots Thursday in a loss to the Jets.
    Analysis: Not a good spot-start showing for Dustin Tokarski, who failed to build on his 41-save outing against Florida from nine days earlier. He's now taken the loss in five of his last six starting opportunities, and with the Habs jockeying for playoff position, he may not see many more.
  • Habs Turn To Tokarski On Thursday

    News: Dustin Tokarski will start Thursday's game against the Jets.
    Analysis: Dustin Tokarski, who will give Tuesday's starter, Carey Price, a well-earned breather on Thursday, last saw action in the Habs' net on March 17, when he turned away 41 of 43 shots in a 3-2 win over the Panthers. He'll take aim Thursday at a Winnipeg squad that had its five-game win streak snapped by a 5-2 loss to the Canucks on Tuesday.
  • Habs' Tokarski Excels In Spot Start

    News: Dustin Tokarski delivered an outstanding performance Tuesday, stopping 41 of 43 shots in a 3-2 win over the Panthers.
    Analysis: It's his first win in exactly two months, dating back to Jan. 17, although Dustin Tokarski only drew four starts between those victories, going 0-2-2. After last year's playoff heroics, he was expected to be an outstanding backup to Carey Price this year, but instead, Tokarski has been merely serviceable outside of this game and a couple other impressive outings.
  • Habs' Tokarski Confirmed To Start Tuesday

    News: Dustin Tokarski has been confirmed as the starter in goal for Tuesday's game against the Panthers, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
    Analysis: The reeling Habs will rest No. 1 netminder Carey Price for the second half of a back-to-back set. Dustin Tokarski has been rather mediocre by backup standards with a 5-5-3 record, 2.71 GAA, and .913 save percentage on the season, but he might make for a decent streaming play against the Panthers, who rank 25th in the league in scoring.
  • Habs' Tokarski Could Give Price A Breather

    News: Dustin Tokarski appears in line to start Tuesday's game against the Panthers, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
    Analysis: Dustin Tokarski, who would be giving Monday's starter, Carey Price, a breather, last manned the Habs' net on March 5. Tokarski is winless in his last four turns, having allowed 13 goals in that span.