Scandella agreed to terms on a four-year, $13.1 million contract with St. Louis on Thursday.
Scandella was acquired by the Blues from the Canadiens at the trade deadline in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2021 fourth-round selection, which will now be headed to Montreal thanks to the blueliner's new contract. In 62 appearances for the Sabres, Habs and Blues this year prior to the shutdown, the 29-year-old notched four goals, nine helpers and 77 shots. At best, the Montreal native figures to be a mid-range fantasy option heading into the 2020-21 campaign.
Scandella posted a shot on net and two PIM across 22:02 in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Blackhawks.
Scandella is toiling in a lockdown role with Colton Parayko, and the former led St. Louis' blue line in playing time, thanks in part to a team-high 4:07 on the penalty kill. The 30-year-old joined the Blues via trade from the Canadiens, and he's averaged 20:57 over four contests.
Scandella will make his Blues debut against the Coyotes on Thursday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
The Blues acquired Scandella from Montreal for a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 conditional fourth-round pick Tuesday, and the defenseman has obtained a visa and is ready to help the team defend its title. There hasn't been any word on where Scandella will draw into the lineup, but general manager Doug Armstrong relayed that he could work on a unit with Justin Faulk or Colton Parayko, which would likely mean the second pairing along with penalty-kill responsibilities.
Scandella, who was acquired via trade from the Canadiens, won't play Tuesday versus the Devils, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Scandella didn't arrive in St. Louis in time to play, but he also has to get a new visa after heading south of the border. General manager Doug Armstrong expressed optimism that he'll be ready to make his Blues debut Thursday versus the Coyotes.
The Canadiens traded Scandella to the Blues for a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 conditional fourth-round pick.
Scandella is on the move for the second time this year, as he was traded from Buffalo to Montreal on Jan. 2. The Blues will bolster their blue line, which had major question marks because Jay Bouwmeester's (chest) status is uncertain. The left-handed blueliner has 12 points over 51 games this year, but the stay-at-home defenseman has an admirable 55.0 Corsi percentage. It's unclear where he'll fill in on the blue line, but taking over Bouwmeester's penalty-kill minutes will be crucial as the Blues look to defend their title.
Scandella assisted on his team's only goal in a 4-1 loss to Boston on Wednesday.
It's Scandella's second point in three games, but it came in a loss that really hurt Montreal's playoff hopes. Since being acquired from Buffalo, Scandella has been solid on Montreal's blue line, though his lack of offense makes him tough to trust in fantasy circles. Stretches like this are rare for the 29-year-old.
Scandella scored his first goal as a member of the Canadiens during Saturday's 2-1 overtime win versus the Maple Leafs.
Scandella's point shot with less than three minutes remaining in the third period beat Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell, forcing overtime. It was just the second time Scandella has found the scoresheet in 16 games since joining the Canadiens.
Contrary to an earlier report, Scandella (lower body) will play in Monday's contest against the Capitals.
It appears there was some miscommunication with the lineup prior to the contest, but Scandella will appear in his 10th game with Montreal.
Scandella (lower body) will not suit up for Monday's tilt against the Capitals.
As expected, Scandella's lower-body injury will hold him out for the first time since he was acquired by Montreal on Jan. 2. His next chance to play will be in Buffalo on Thursday.
Scandella (lower body) is considered doubtful for Monday's game versus the Capitals, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Scandella has played in nine straight games since arriving in Montreal, and he has yet to record his first point for the Habs. Cale Fleury is expected to draw into the lineup in Scandella's place.
Scandella skated on the top defensive pair with Shea Weber in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Oilers. He had one shot, three hits and one blocked shot over 20:47 of ice time.
The Canadiens announced Ben Chiarot sustained a lower-body injury during Tuesday's loss to the Red Wings, and that he would not play Thursday. That resulted in Scandella moving up to the top pairing. A Montreal native, Scandella has yet to experience a win in four games while donning a Canadiens uniform. He has four shots, 10 hits and five blocked shots since being acquired by his hometown team.
Scandella had two shots and two hits over 22:28 of ice time in Monday's 3-2 loss to Winnipeg.
Scandella, who was promoted to the second defensive pairing with Jeff Petry, had nearly seven minutes more ice time than he did in his Montreal debut Saturday. Canadiens head coach Claude Julien is leaning on veteran blueliners, like the 29-year-old Scandella, with the team mired in a six-game skid (0-5-1).
Scandella had one shot on net, four hits, three blocked shots and a minor penalty over 15:40 of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.
Scandella, who was acquired from Buffalo on Thursday, made his Canadiens debut Saturday. He skated on the third defensive pairing while also getting time on Montreal's penalty-kill unit. The Montreal native is not typically a big hitter, but Scandella brought extra energy to the ice, playing in front of friends and family.
Scandella practiced on the third defensive pairing Friday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
The Canadiens acquired Scandella from the Sabres on Thursday, and the 6-foot-3, 212-pounder brings size and NHL experience (549 career games) to the blue line. He skated with Cale Fleury on Friday, taking the spot of Brett Kulak, who has struggled to a minus-8 through 30 games. The 29-year-old Scandella has nine points (three goals, six assists) and was plus-9 over 31 games for Buffalo.
Scandella has been traded to the Canadiens from the Sabres in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this year's NHL draft, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
The Sabres have been running a crowded blue line and really needed another forward -- especially in the wake of Jeff Skinner's recent injury -- so they dealt Scandella in order to create enough cap space to land Calgary winger Michael Frolik in another deal. Scandella, who has nine points and a plus-9 rating over 31 games this season, will obviously not suit up for either team Tuesday as he'll need to get situation in his new locale.
Scandella (illness) was back at practice Monday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Scandella took the ice after missing the Sabres' previous two games due to illness. The blueliner skated on the third pairing with Henri Jokiharju, per Joe Yerdon of The Athletic Buffalo, and he should be back in action versus the Lightning on Tuesday.
Scandella (illness) won't be in the lineup for Sunday's game against Boston, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
It will be the second straight game missed for the blueliner. However, per Harrington, Scandella will likely return Tuesday against Tampa Bay. In the absence of Scandella, Colin Miller is expected to continue to draw into the lineup on the third defensive pair.
Scandella is under the weather and will miss Friday's matchup with the Bruins.
Scandella's absence from practice likely set off the trade alarms for fantasy owners after the blueliner requested a move away from Buffalo. For now, it appears the Montreal native is just dealing with an illness, though it seems unlikely he'll finish the year with the Sabres.
Scandella found the back of the net during Saturday's tilt with the Kings.
It was just his third goal and eighth point of the season. It won't be often that he finds the scoresheet, although he is on pace to top last season's 13 points. His main attributes are his 34 hits and 32 blocks, but he still only provides value in deeper leagues.
Scandella notched two assists in Friday's 6-4 win over the Maple Leafs.
The veteran blueliner hadn't found the scoresheet in seven games since recovering from a lower-body injury, but Scandella was in the right place at the right time to record his first multi-point game of the year. He's never scored more than 23 points in a season, though with two goals and six points through 19 contests, Scandella is at least outproducing his normal pace.
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