• Taking shots

    News: Sven Andrighetto is leading the Canadiens with 12 shots on goal in four preseason games.
    Analysis: Sven Andrighetto's averaging 13:05 of ice time, playing mostly with fourth-line types and had a few scoring opportunities Thursday night. He's a bubble player who could stick around as an extra forward.
  • Habs' Andrighetto Sent To AHL

    News: Sven Andrighetto was re-assigned to AHL Hamilton on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
    Analysis: Sven Andrighetto hasn't recorded a point in his last nine games, but he has a plus-1 rating with Montreal this season and it likely won't be too long before he returns for his third stint with the NHL club. In 21 games with Hamilton this year, the 21-year-old has chipped in nine goals and nine assists.
  • Montreal's Andrighetto Activated

    News: Sven Andrighetto, who was called up from the AHL on Friday, was in the active lineup for Saturday night's 4-1 win over the Senators. He skated on the fourth line, registering one shot on net and a minus-1 in 7:59 of ice time.
    Analysis: Sven Andrighetto gives the fourth line an offensive element. But if he's going to have any fantasy value, it will have to come on the power play, on which he received 2:14 time on ice Saturday.
  • Canadiens Recall Andrighetto From AHL Hamilton

    News: The Canadiens recalled Sven Andrighetto from AHL Hamilton on Friday.
    Analysis: Sven Andrighetto was sent down just two days ago, but he will return to Montreal to provide some insurance in case Max Pacioretty (upper body) is unable to play in Saturday's game.
  • Habs Reassign Andrighetto

    News: Sven Andrighetto was reassigned to AHL Hamilton on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
    Analysis: During his four-game stint with the Habs, Sven Andrighetto provided an impressive two goals and an assist, but had seen his ice time drop in each of the last three contests. Still, the Habs have to be pleased with what they saw from the 21-year-old in his first taste of the NHL, so it may not be long before his next promotion comes along.
  • Habs' Andrighetto Scores Second

    News: Sven Andrighetto scored a goal in Friday night's 6-2 win over Los Angeles. The goal was his second and gives him a point in all three games since being called up.
    Analysis: The rookie finished off a nice feed from fellow youngin' Michael Bournival. In his brief time with the club, Sven Andrighetto has displayed his offensive bent (two goals in three shots) and is getting time on the second power-play unit (1:08 on Friday). He should be up with the club until at least Lars Eller (upper body) returns in another week or two. If the scoring keeps up, he may be in Montreal longer.
  • Two Games, Two Points For Habs' Andrighetto

    News: Sven Andrighetto picked up an assist in Tuesday's win over the Canucks, his second point in two NHL games.
    Analysis: This has been a nice start to the 21-year-old's career, though he's only taken one shot on goal in two games so far -- and he scored on it Saturday in his debut.
  • Canadiens' Andrighetto Scores In Debut

    News: Sven Andrighetto made his NHL debut Saturday night and scored Montreal's lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Dallas. The rookie finished with 11:35 of ice time, including 1:02 on the man advantage. He was called up late Friday as a replacement for Lars Eller, who suffered an upper-body injury Friday night in Chicago and did not play Saturday.
    Analysis: Sven Andrighetto opened the game as Eller's direct replacement at center on the third line, but was moved to wing in the third period after coach Michel Therrien shuffled the lines. Andrighetto was a bit over-matched at center, but played well overall and was more comfortable when moved to wing, the position he's played coming up through the ranks. With Eller's status murky for Tuesday night's home game against the Canucks, Andrighetto should stick with the team through the early part of the next week.
  • Habs Recall Andrighetto

    News: Sven Andrighetto was recalled from AHL Hamilton by the Habs on Friday, Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press reports.
    Analysis: He will join Montreal in Dallas and will offer some depth as a right winger, although it is not clear how long he will be up at the highest level.
  • Habs' Andrighetto Scores In Scrimmage

    News: Adrighetto scored a goal on a penalty shot during Montreal's intra-squad scrimmage Saturday, the Montreal Gazette reports.
    Analysis: Sven Andrighetto showcased some of his offensive skill, forcing a hooking penalty that led to his penalty shot goal, but the 5-9 forward was also out-muscled in one-on-one battles and was on ice for three of his opponents' goals. That sums up Andrighetto at this stage of his career. If he were to stick with Montreal, it would have to be in a third- or fourth-line role, where he would have to play a more physical role than he's accustomed to.