Alzner cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Laval, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. The move to assign Alzner comes mere days after the Canadiens acquired Christian Folin from Philadelphia. Alzner has bounced between the NHL and AHL this season, playing more games for Laval than he has for Montreal.
The Canadiens designated Alzner for waivers Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Alzner hasn't drawn into a game for the Canadiens since his recall Feb. 2, so the team will send the veteran blueliner back to the minor ranks for organizational depth. He should remain among the first names for recall should injuries arise along the blue line.
Montreal recalled Alzner from AHL Laval on Saturday. The Canadiens needed to send Alzner to the minors Friday in order to make room for backup goaltender Michael McNiven on their roster, but now that Carey Price's suspension has come to an end, they're no longer in need of McNiven's services. Alzner will likely be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Devils.
The Canadiens loaned Alzner to AHL Laval on Friday. Alzner has bounced back and forth between the big club and the minors this campaign, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. It's likely only a matter of time until the veteran blueliner is once again summoned by the Canadiens to serve as an emergency depth option.
Alzner returned to the Habs and was at Thursday's practice session, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports. Alzner figures to be the emergency depth option for the Habs moving forward and could still find himself spending time in the minors down the stretch. The veteran blueliner has appeared in just nine games this season and is likely to fall short of the 10-point mark for the first time since 2012-13.
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