McCarron was traded to the Predators on Tuesday via the Canadiens in exchange for Laurent Dauphin.
The 24-year-old really didn't get his chance with Montreal after he was selected 25th overall by the team in the 2013 NHL Draft. He saw action in just 69 NHL games, accumulating eight points in the process. He'll head to AHL Milwaukee within the Predators' organization in hopes to get the call to the big club for new head coach John Haynes.
McCarron has cleared waivers and will report to AHL Laval, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
McCarron did little during training camp due to a groin injury before the Habs released him Wednesday. The 6-foot-6 center should be available when the Rocket play the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday.
The Canadiens waived McCarron on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
McCarron was expected to be sidelined for six weeks with a groin injury that he suffered in mid-September, but he's evidently recovered far faster than expected. The 24-year-old forward will spend most, if not all of the 2019-20 campaign in the minors.
McCarron (groin) is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.
McCarron was expected to be one of the many cuts the Canadiens will make prior to Opening Night, but he'll now begin the year with the big club on injured reserve while rehabbing his groin. Once healthy, he'll be assigned to Montreal's AHL affiliate, where he'll likely remain for the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign.
McCarron (shoulder) is being hampered by a groin injury, the team announced Tuesday.
Even fully fit, McCarron was a longshot to make the 23-man roster coming out of training camp. The center figures to start the year in the minors, but could be an option should the Habs need to call up a player later in the season.
McCarron (shoulder) won't join the Habs for Tuesday's practice session, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
It wasn't immediately clear if this issue was related to McCarron's existing shoulder issue or if he suffered a new injury. The center is a fringe option to make the 23-man roster for Opening Night, so any time off the ice will only hurt his chances. While McCarron figures to start the year in the minors, he could earn a call-up or two throughout the year.
McCarron (shoulder) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canadiens on Saturday.
McCarron is still recovering after undergoing shoulder surgery in February, but appears on track for training camp. The 2013 first-round pick projects to compete to earn a roster spot in the fall.
McCarron (shoulder) was handed a qualifying offer by the Habs in order to secure his rights ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
McCarron missed the end of the 2018-19 campaign after having surgery to repair his shoulder in February. The 24-year-old is expected to be ready for training camp in the fall and will have a chance to secure a spot on the 23-man roster. Even if he does make the team for Opening Night, the forward could find himself serving as a healthy scratch from time to time.
McCarron is set to have surgery on his shoulder that will cause him to miss the rest of the 2018-19 campaign.
McCarron was likely on the Habs' short list of potential call-ups all season, especially considering he racked up 21 points in 32 minor-league games, but he was never able to make his way up to the NHL. Instead, the 23-year-old will turn his focus to making the team coming out of training camp next year.
McCarron picked up four assists in AHL Laval's 5-4 loss to Utica on Saturday.
McCarron remains a work in progress despite the fact he will turn 24 years old in March. The former first-round pick (2013) has proven to be little more than a fourth-line grinder during his 69-game NHL career, and the Habs are hoping an extended run at the AHL level will help McCarron tap into his full potential. The odds are firmly against him at this point, but 6-foot-6 forwards with a decent set of hands don't grow on trees and Montreal is committed to giving him every chance to develop.
McCarron had two shots and assisted on a shorthanded goal for AHL Laval on Friday.
McCarron earned the third star for his efforts Friday, playing on both special-team units and picking up his third assist of the season. This could be a make-or-break year for the 23-year-old, who's fallen off the radar since a productive rookie season at the AHL level in 2015-16. Since then, he's become little more than a hitting and penalty machine, so it was encouraging to see Laval's new coach, Joel Bouchard, attempt to tap into McCarron's offensive side on the power play. The hitting and penalties will be part of his game, but Bouchard's job is to make McCarron into a more complete player, one capable of playing in the NHL, be that with the Canadiens or another team.
McCarron was placed on waivers by Montreal on Tuesday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
McCarron was the Canadiens' first round pick (25th overall) in 2013. When Montreal selected the 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward they knew he'd be somewhat of a project, particularly his skating. After a positive experience in the first season with the organization, when he showed a nice blend of physicality and playmaking, McCarron devolved into a hitting machine, regardless if those checks made sense or not. A change of scenery is probably needed, though he could end up back at AHL Laval if he clears waivers.
McCarron signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Canadiens, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
McCarron, 23, has been a disappointment thus far in his career. The 25th overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft has appeared in only 69 career NHL games, tallying eight points in those contests -- he's fared only slightly better in the minors, notching 81 points in 144 career games. But even those are not the sort of numbers an organization expects from a first-round pick. Time is running out on the 6-foot-6 forward and he'll need to show major progress in 2018-19.
McCarron was reassigned to AHL Laval on Sunday.
McCarron was designated to a bottom-six role this season, averaging just 8:46 of ice time through 18 NHL games. His contributions on the scoresheet -- one assist -- were minimized by his efforts in the physical department, where he racked up 61 hits and 32 PIM.
McCarron was assessed a five-minute major for fighting and had four hits in Monday's 2-0 loss to the Panthers.
McCarron was called up from AHL Laval last week and has been active the last two games. A former first-round pick (2013), McCarron has not evolved as Montreal had hoped, however, he does bring size and physicality. The 6-foot-6 center will throw his body around and pick up PIM. In this most recent two-game run, he's had six hits and seven PIM. For the season, McCarron has 29 hits and 17 PIM over 10 games.
McCarron was recalled from AHL Laval on Wednesday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
McCarron hasn't had much success in his opportunities at the NHL level, owning a career minus-14 rating and just seven points (two goals, five assists) over 59 games. He's still just 23 and has the pedigree of being a first-round selection in 2013, so the team is unlikely to give up on the big-bodied winger quickly.
McCarron was assigned to minors Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
McCarron was with the big club for the last seven games, recording zero points and a minus-1 rating, while logging just 8:11 of ice time per game. He was a useful AHL player last season, compiling 19 points and 66 PIM over 31 games, but McCarron hasn't been able to crack the NHL code.
McCarron had five hits over 11:02 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Florida.
McCarron was called up from the Laval Rocket of the AHL and centered the Habs' fourth line Tuesday. The 6-foot-6 center has had a few stints with the big club over the last few seasons and has made an impression with his physicality.
McCarron was called up from AHL Laval on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
McCarron appeared in 32 games last season with Montreal, including one playoff game, but only managed five points in that stretch. While it's uncertain how long the Michigan native will remain in the NHL, with Jeremiah Addison (shoulder) and Ales Hemsky (upper body) on injured reserve, McCarron should receive some ice time until they return.
McCarron was cut from training camp Saturday, Arpon Basu of The Athletic Montreal reports.
The Michigan native doesn't require waivers, and now he's presumably bound for AHL Laval. The 2013 first-round (25th overall) draft pick has seen his NHL role grow slowly but surely since his debut in 2015-16 -- we're talking about a physical power forward who could add some muscle for the Habs when injuries inevitably threaten the more established options up front.
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