Terry cleared waivers Friday and will report to Laval of the American Hockey League, Stu Cowan of Hockey Inside Out reports. Terry, 28, is your typical fringe NHLer that bounces back and forth between the AHL and NHL over the course of the season. He led the St. John's IceCaps with 30 goals and 68 points over 58 games in 2016-17.
The Canadiens placed Terry on waivers Thursday. Terry posted an impressive stat line in the minors last season, racking up 68 points (30 goals, 38 assists) in 58 games with AHL St. John's, but he wasn't able to translate that production into success with the big club, as he finished the campaign with a mere four points in 14 games with the Canadiens. The 28-year-old forward will almost certainly spend some time in the NHL this season, but he'll likely once again stick with Montreal's AHL affiliate for most of the year.
Terry (abdomen) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, J-F Chaumont of the Journal de Montreal reports. The former Hurricane had missed close to a week with what the team called a "torso" injury, but he now appears to be at least close to 100 percent. Despite a huge year in the AHL in 2016-17 -- when he scored 68 points in 58 games -- Terry faces an uphill battle to make the Habs' roster, as evidenced by the fact that he is skating on the "sixth line" during camp.
Terry was absent from Monday's training camp session due to a torso injury. Even prior to getting hurt, Terry was a long shot to make the Opening Night roster. With this ailment limiting his participation, the winger is a near lock to return to AHL St. John's once training camp wraps up.
Terry signed a one-year extension with Montreal on Friday. The winger only has four points in 14 NHL games this year, but he's been a valuable member of the AHL St. John's squad, notching 50 points in 38 games. His fantasy value is limited given he spends most of his time in the minors -- when he does get called up, he's not worth a roster spot.
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