• Habs Send Nattinen Back To Hamilton

    News: Joonas Nattinen was sent back to Hamilton of the American Hockey League following Saturday night's game, Hockey Inside Out reports.
    Analysis: This begs the question why was he called up in the first place. Joonas Nattinen had 11 points in 37 games at Hamitlon, so it wasn't a case where a player forced the organization's hand. Nattinen skated just two shifts in the loss to the Maple Leafs before getting a ticket back to the AHL.
  • Habs' Nattinen Makes Debut

    News: Joonas Nattinen, who was called up Friday, made his NHL debut in Saturday's loss to Toronto. The Finn skated just two first-period shifts for a total ice time of 1:45.
    Analysis: Joonas Nattinen blocked one shot and lost two faceoffs before coach Michel Therrien retired him for the night. To make room for Nattinen in the active lineup, Therrien scratched a healthy, but ineffective, Rene Bourque. Nattinen is unlikely to remain with the parent club for too long and will see fourth-line duty when he is active.
  • Habs' Nattinen To Be Active Saturday

    News: Joonas Nattinen, who was called up Friday, will be active Saturday against Toronto, the Hockey Inside Out reports.
    Analysis: Coach Michel Therrien has not decided which player won't dress to make room for Joonas Nattinen, but Lars Eller (flu) is a possibility. Nattinen is big body that's played mostly on the fourth line at AHL Hamilton and was a regular on the penalty kill.
  • Habs Recall Nattinen

    News: The Canadiens have recalled Joonas Nattinen from AHL Hamilton, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: Joonas Nattinen, who has 11 points in 37 games with Hamilton to date, adds size and two-way skill to the Habs' forward unit, but a wait-and-see approach is in order from a fantasy standpoint.