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Top Ryan Poehling News

  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Sent to AHL Laval

    Poehling was demoted to the minors by the Habs on Wednesday.

    Poehling hasn't appeared in an NHL game since the 2019-20 campaign and will now have to wait even longer to get another opportunity. The 22-year-old center likely saw his chance to break into the 23-man roster dashed when the club opted to claim Adam Brooks off waivers.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: On the ice Thursday

    Poehling (wrist) was on the ice for the second session of the Canadiens' practice Thursday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Poehling's season ended with a wrist injury with AHL Laval last year. He posted 25 points in 28 contests in the minors, so there's an outside chance the 22-year-old could be considered for the big club's Opening Night roster. The Canadiens have a fairly deep forward group, so Poehling is expected to begin the campaign in the minors.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Signs two-year extension

    Poehling (wrist) signed a two-year contract extension with the Canadiens on Friday. The first year of the contract is a two-way deal, whereas the second year of the contract is a one-way deal.

    Poehling spent the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign in the minors, leading AHL Laval in scoring with 25 points in 28 games. The 2017 first-round pick will likely spend the majority of 2021-22 with Laval, but he could establish himself as a rotational, bottom-six option for the Canadiens in 2022-23.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Suffers season-ending injury

    Poehling has suffered a season-ending wrist injury that will require surgery.

    Poehling didn't crack the Canadiens' lineup this season, and it's unlikely he was going to do so during the playoffs, so this news won't have any impact on the big club's forward group. The 2017 first-round pick will finish the campaign having racked up 11 goals and 25 points through 28 AHL appearances.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Moved to AHL

    Poehling was reassigned to AHL Laval on Sunday.

    Poehling has 28 games of NHL experience but hasn't played at the top level this season. The 22-year-old forward will continue to hone his craft at the AHL level in hopes of a call-up later in the season, but he's unlikely to crack the Canadiens' lineup barring a rash of injuries.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Rises to taxi squad

    Poehling was added to the Canadiens' taxi squad Saturday.

    Poehling will be on hand as an insurance option for Saturday's game versus the Senators. He has yet to crack Montreal's lineup this season.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Heads to AHL

    Poehling was assigned to AHL Laval on Monday.

    Poehling didn't suit up for any of the first 12 games. The 2017 first-round pick (25th overall) will continue to develop in the minors before he makes the full-time leap to the top level. Last season, Poehling posted just 13 points over 36 AHL games.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Added to taxi squad

    The Canadiens added Poehling to the taxi squad Tuesday, Matt Cudzinowski of the Canadiens' official site reports.

    This is a minor surprise, as it was thought the organization preferred to have Poehling getting regular ice time with AHL Laval. He joins forwards Michael Frolik and Corey Perry, defenseman Cale Fleury and goalie Charlie Lindgren on the initial iteration of the taxi squad.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Could be odd man out

    Poehling may not be on the Canadiens' roster at the start of the season, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    The Canadiens added several veteran forwards during the offseason, so there may not be room for the 22-year-old Poehling. Montreal head coach Claude Julien said the 2017 first-round pick needs to get stronger and cautions not to place too many expectations on him because of his draft status. "Everybody develops at a different rhythm, I guess," the coach said. "Some are quick, some are a little slower. No matter what, I think at the end of the day it's about patience." If he's not on the roster, Poehling would likely land at AHL Laval, where he can gain more experience instead of occupying a spot on the taxi squad. In 27 games with the Habs last season, Poehling posted a goal and an assist.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Skating with team

    Poehling is with the Habs ahead of the start of training camp July 13.

    Poehling saw action in 27 games for Montreal this season, in which he tallied one goal, one assist and 26 shots while averaging 10:20 of ice time. The 20-year-old center figures to be a longshot for a spot in the lineup once the Habs kick off their five-game series versus Pittsburgh, though it would likely only take an injury or two to see him suit up.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Returns to AHL

    The Canadiens sent Poehling to AHL Laval on Saturday, Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic reports.

    Poehling missed Thursday's game with an illness, and now that he's healthy, he'll go back to the minors. This move likely means Jonathan Drouin (wrist) will be ready for Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Practicing Saturday

    Poehling (illness) participated in Saturday's morning skate, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Poehling missed Thursday's game due to an illness, but he's back on the ice and ready to rock. Although healthy, it's still unsettled whether Poehling will draw into the lineup -- he was a healthy scratch a week ago. The 21-year-old has little fantasy value anyway, as he's posted just two points through 27 games.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Sidelined Thursday

    Poehling (illness) will not dress for Thursday's game against the Ducks, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.

    Although he was the club's first-round pick back in 2017, Poehling hasn't done enough to date at the NHL level to warrant serious fantasy consideration on a nightly basis. He'll aim to clear himself of the bug ahead of Saturday's clash with the Maple Leafs.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Under the weather

    Poehling (illness) won't practice Wednesday.

    Poehling's absence from practice leaves his status for Thursday's matchup with Anaheim in doubt. If he's unable to go, the Canadiens may need to recall a forward from their AHL affiliate to fill in against the Ducks.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Adds assist in win

    Poehling had an assist, one shot and three hits over 9:56 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Devils.

    Poehling hooked up with fellow fourth-liner Nate Thompson to help bring the Canadiens back from a 3-0 deficit. Tuesday's assist was the rookie's first in the NHL and just his second point in 27 games. Following a one-game healthy scratch last weekend, Poehling has been active in two subsequent games. At some point, maybe later this season or next, the Canadiens will hand the prized prospect more ice time than 10 minutes per game.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Returns to lineup

    Poehling was active for Sunday's loss to the Blue Jackets. He had one shot, two hits and finished minus-1 over 7:04 of ice time.

    Poehling was a healthy scratch Saturday in what appeared to be a pivot by head coach Claude Julien toward veterans, but the rookie forward was back on the ice Sunday in place of Jordan Weal. The coach intimated to Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette there are some guys banged up, which played a role in his lineups over the weekend. "We've only got one extra player and right now we just got to make sure everybody's OK," Julien said. "There's guys that are a little banged up and so we want to make sure after warmup my trainer comes in and gives me a double thumbs-up saying that the guys we want are ready to go." Poehling does not carry much fantasy value with just one point in 26 games.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Scratched Saturday

    Poehling was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against Florida.

    Recent transactions suggest head coach Claude Julien is going to ride his veterans for as long as Montreal has faint playoff hopes. The moves started with Cale Fleury (20 years old) and Jesperi Kotkaniemi (19) being dropped to AHL Laval, and now it's the 20-year-old Poehling occupying a seat in the press box. Julien likes Poehling's work ethic, but the Minnesota native has just one point (a goal) in 25 games while playing a little more than 10 minutes per game. Instead of Poehling or Kotkaniemi, Dale Weise and Jordan Weal are getting ice time.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Getting third-line minutes

    Poehling has been promoted to the third line, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Poehling, who started the season on the fourth line, was promoted partially due to injuries and partially due to the development of his game since getting regular ice time at the NHL. The 21-year-old forward scored his first NHL goal, an insurance tally, in Monday's 2-0 win over Calgary and was named the game's first star after logging 13:21 of ice time. Earlier this season, head coach Claude Julien told the Montreal Gazette that he's pleased with the 6-foot-3, 183-pounder getting physical with opponents, particularly his work along the boards. It's unclear what the immediate future portends for Poehling once the Canadiens' injured forwards return. Joel Armia (hand) is practicing again and could return by the end of the week.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Adds insurance tally

    Poehling scored a goal on three shots and added two PIM in Monday's 2-0 win over the Flames.

    The 21-year-old's tally was his first point in 20 appearances this season. Poehling has added 29 hits, 17 shots on goal and four PIM while mostly skating a bottom-six role. He's bounced between the Canadiens and AHL Laval multiple times this season. Poehling has 12 points in 26 games with the Rocket, but his stay with the parent club should last awhile long with four Canadiens forwards on the shelf currently.

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  • Canadiens' Ryan Poehling: Goal wiped out on review

    Poehling had three shots on net, a minor penalty, and a third-period goal negated after a challenge in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

    Poehling's pointless streak extended to 13 games after video review determined Phillip Danault interfered with Carolina goalie Petr Mrazek. On a brighter note, the 20-year-old forward had a season-high 15:52 of ice time. Poehling and other forwards had to cover for Brendan Gallagher who left the game in the second period with an upper-body injury.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 196 lbs
Birthplace: Lakeville, MN
Age: 22
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left