• Opens season on injured reserve

    News: Michael Bournival (concussion) will open the season on injured reserve, according to TSN.
    Analysis: Michael Bournival was able to skate on his own Monday, but he was not cleared to play in the Canadiens' season opener. He will need to be before he is able to make his season debut, and it remains to be seen when that will be.
  • Skates on his own Monday

    News: Michael Bournival (concussion) was able to skate on his own Monday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
    Analysis: Michael Bournival was shut down indefinitely in mid-September as he was dealing with concussion symptoms, but he appears to be making significant progress. With the Canadiens set to open up their season Wednesday against the Maple Leafs, it's unclear if the center will be available for the opener.
  • Bournival Inks One-Year Deal With Canadiens

    News: Michael Bournival signed a one-year (two-way), $600,000 contract with the Canadiens on Tuesday.
    Analysis: Michael Bournival missed time with shoulder and head injuries in 2014-15. When he was healthy, he managed to tally a total of five points in 29 games with Montreal. He will likely split time between the AHL and NHL in 2015-16, and will slot in as a bottom-six forward when with the big club.
  • Habs' Bournival Almost Over Concussion

    News: Michael Bournival (concussion) skated Thursday morning, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
    Analysis: Michael Bournival didn't suit up for AHL Hamilton after March 13 due to the head injury, but it sounds like he's nearly recovered. He could join the Canadiens for practice at some point in the coming days, but won't merit consideration for joining the lineup at any point during their postseason series. The 22-year-old skated in 29 games for the parent club during the regular season, tallying three goals and two assists.
  • Habs' Bournival Reassigned To AHL Hamilton

    News: Michael Bournival was reassigned to AHL Hamilton on Monday, TSN's John Lu reports.
    Analysis: Forward P.A. Parenteau (concussion) will finally rejoin the lineup, and defenseman Jeff Petry was recently acquired in a trade. The Habs will thus reassign both Michael Bournival and Greg Pateryn, freeing up room for a pair of proven veterans. Bournival only has five points through 29 NHL appearances this season, but he does have eight points in just seven AHL games.
  • Habs' Bournival Records Assist In Loss

    News: Michael Bournival tallied an assist in Wednesday's loss to the Senators.
    Analysis: Michael Bournival only saw 7:13 of ice time in the contest, a minutes total not unusual for the fourth liner. The minimized role has prevented Bournival from contributing much as a scorer, as he's managed only two goals and two assists over 24 games.
  • Habs' Bournival Pots First Two Goals

    News: Michael Bournival scored his first two goals of the season in Friday's win over the Devils.
    Analysis: Michael Bournival now has three points in eight games this season, while averaging 8:22 of ice time. Considering he's skating on the fourth line and has been in and out of the lineup this season, the 22-year-old isn't very valuable in most fantasy formats right now.
  • Habs' Bournival Returns

    News: Michael Bournival returned to the Montreal lineup Tuesday night after a long layoff due to a shoulder injury. He skated 12:15 on a newly-constituted third line with David Desharnais and P.A. Parenteau.
    Analysis: This is the first we've seen of this combination, so it may take some time to develop on-ice rapport. The unit may not get the chance to establish chemistry if Lars Eller (upper body) returns to active duty sooner than expected.
  • Canadiens' Bournival Recalled Sunday

    News: Michael Bournival has been recalled by the Canadiens and will be at Monday's practice, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.
    Analysis: Michael Bournival spent a brief amount of time in AHL Hamilton on a three-game conditioning assignment. Now that the stint in the AHL has passed, Bournival seems in good shape to be available for Tuesday's game against the Canucks.
  • Canadiens Send Bournival For Conditioning Work

    News: The Canadiens assigned Michael Bournival to AHL Hamilton on Thursday as part of a three-game conditioning assignment, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.
    Analysis: Michael Bournival is ready to resume playing, but since he has not played in an NHL game since early November, he will head to Hamilton to get in some ice time before suiting up for the Canadiens again.