• Nokelainen Signs With Swedish Team

    News: Petteri Nokelainen has signed a one-year contract with Brynas IF of the Swedish Hockey League, The Fourth Period's David Pagnotta reports.
    Analysis: The 27-year-old native Finn has played in 245 NHL games, most recently with Montreal during the 2011-12 season. He only has 41 career points, which is rather disappointing given his status as a former first-round draft pick.
  • Canadiens Assign Nokelainen To AHL

    News: Petteri Nokelainen has cleared waivers and has been assigned to AHL Hamilton, RDS' Renaud Lavoie reports.
    Analysis: Petteri Nokelainen has played in just five games for the Montreal this season, recording one point and a minus-1 rating. His demotion to the AHL will give him the opportunity to develop his game in the minors.
  • Habs' Nokelainen Placed On Waivers

    News: Petteri Nokelainen was placed on waivers Thursday, Ren Lavoie of RDS reports.
    Analysis: Petteri Nokelainen was set to return from a back injury, so the Canadiens didn't have the luxury of stashing him on IR any longer. The forward totaled one point in the five games he appeared in this season.
  • Canadiens' Nokelainen Returns After Lengthy Absence

    News: Petteri Nokelainen (back) practiced with his teammates Friday for the first since March 2012.
    Analysis: Petteri Nokelainen is still working his way back from a back injury suffered a year ago, but it appears he is finally able to take part in practice again. Nokelainen's return is not imminent given how long he has been out, but with him back at practice, he should be able to see game action before the season ends.
  • Habs' Nokelainen (Back) Still Not Skating

    News: Petteri Nokelainen (back) is still not skating, Renaud Lavoie of RDS.ca reports. He had a setback recently and there's no timetable for his return to action.
    Analysis: Petteri Nokelainen's 2011-12 season ended because of an upper body injury, and it seems he's still dealing with the effects of that injury.
  • Canadiens' Nokelainen To Miss Start Of Camp

    News: Petteri Nokelainen (back) will miss the start of training camp, Renaud Lavoie of RDS reports.
    Analysis: Petteri Nokelainen is still being slowed by a back injury he picked up towards the end of last season. Expect him to center one of the Candiens' reserve lines once he is back up to full speed.
  • Canadiens' Nokelainen (Upper Body) Still Recovering

    News: Petteri Nokelainen is still recovering from the upper-body injury that sidelined him at the end of last season, the Montreal Gazette reports.
    Analysis: Petteri Nokelainen continues to receive treatment for the injury. The lockout certainly causes an obstacle for his recovery process, as he is unable to rehab in team facilities.
  • Canadiens Sign Nokelainen to Extension

    News: Petteri Nokelainen signed a one-year, one-way extension with the Canadiens on Thursday, Renaud P. Lavoie of RDS.ca reports.
    Analysis: The Canadiens are the fifth NHL team the 26-year-old Petteri Nokelainen has played for in his career. Last year, Nokelainen recorded six points (3G, 3A) and 37 PIMs in 51 games.
  • Nokelainen Injured In Montreal Loss

    News: Petteri Nokelainen suffered an upper-body injury and left Saturday night's game against Washington in the first period, the Montreal Gazette reports.
    Analysis: Petteri Nokelainen is strictly a fourth-liner for the Habs with some value on faceoffs.
  • Montreal's Nokelainen Nears Return

    News: NOkelainen (upper body) was on the ice during Monday's optional practice and could rejoin the Canadiens' lineup for road games this weekend, the Montreal Gazette reports.
    Analysis: Petteri Nokelainen hasn't played since early January because of an upper-body injury.