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May 15, 2020 02:40 PM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Hasn't found twine since 2016-17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet recorded just two points (both assists) in 12 NHL contests prior to the suspension of play in mid-March.

The blueliner hasn't scored a goal at the NHL level since he found twine thrice in 2016-17 with Detroit. Ouellet has been far more proficient at the AHL level, putting up nine goals and 24 points in 39 games this year with the Laval Rocket. That type of production would translate to fantasy utility in the NHL, but until that happens, the France native carries no value for virtual squads.

February 29, 2020 12:16 PM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Taken off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet (concussion) was activated from IR and is expected to play Saturday against the Hurricanes, per the NHL media site.

Ouellet was cleared for contact Saturday morning and will be back in the lineup after three games on the mend. The French blueliner has one point and 18 hits over seven NHL games this year. He's expected to draw onto the bottom pairing.

February 29, 2020 08:56 AM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Cleared for contact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet (concussion) has been cleared for contact, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Ouellet, who has missed the last three games, took part in Friday's practice session. He replaced Shea Weber on the top pair in practice while Weber took a therapy day.

February 26, 2020 11:20 AM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Surfaces on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet (concussion) is on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

Ouellet is in the NHL's concussion protocol and there's currently no timeline for his return. The 26-year-old blueliner has only picked up one assist in seven games while serving in a depth role for the Canadiens this season, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to track his recovery.

February 20, 2020 10:12 PM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Dealt bad injury news
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet suffered a concussion during Thursday's overtime win over the Capitals, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Ouellet departed in the first period after skating in just two shifts in the game, as he was hit into the boards head-first by Garnet Hathaway. The 26-year-old will now be placed in the league's concussion protocol, and he'll have to gain clearance before re-entering the lineup. Expect another update in the coming days, but at this point, it's unlikely that Ouellet suits up in Saturday's game against Ottawa.

February 20, 2020 08:20 PM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Done for night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet suffered an upper-body injury and won't return to Thursday's game against the Capitals, Eric Engels of reports.

The 26-year-old went head-first into the boards after he was crunched by Garnet Hathaway in the first period. Ouellet was forced to leave after seeing just 1:04 of ice time in the game. The team will roll with five defensemen for the remainder of the contest, and expect an update on Ouellet's health prior to Saturday's game against Ottawa.

February 9, 2020 08:44 AM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Active for Saturday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet had an assist, two shots, two hits and a blocked shot over 10:38 of ice time in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.

Ouellet picked up the primary assist on Marco Scandella's goal late in the third period that sent the game into overtime. It was Ouellet's first game since being called up from AHL Laval on Thursday, and he filled in for Christian Folin on the third pairing. Ouellet and Folin were called up this week while Montreal dealt with an injury to Shea Weber (lower body) and an illness to Victor Mete. Given that Mete has played the last two games, either Ouellet or Folin may be sent back this week. The one that doesn't will likely stick around until Weber is ready to play.

February 6, 2020 10:28 AM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Promoted to top level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montreal recalled Ouellet from AHL Laval on Thursday.

Shea Weber (undisclosed) and Victor Mete (illness) are both considered questionable for Thursday's matchup with Anaheim, so Ouellet will be on hand to round out the Canadiens' depth at defense against the Ducks. The 26-year-old has notched 24 points in 39 AHL appearances this season.

September 27, 2019 07:24 PM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Canadiens placed Ouellet on waivers Thursday for the purpose of reassignment, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Ouellet was on the opening-night roster last season and played 19 games for the big club before finishing up with AHL Laval. If not claimed by another NHL team by noon Friday, Ouellet will report to Laval to open the 2019-20 season.

May 27, 2019 10:16 AM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Inks one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Montreal on Monday.

Ouellet logged just 19 games with the Habs this season, in which he tallied three helpers, 32 shots and 13 PIM while averaging a mere 17:01 of ice time. The blueliner was significantly more productive with AHL Laval, where he notched seven goals and 21 assists in 47 contests. The 25-year-old will likely have a hard time breaking into the lineup over Noah Juulsen, Brett Kulak or Victor Mete and figures to spend the bulk of the year in the minors.

December 9, 2018 09:24 AM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Headed to Laval
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet cleared waivers and will report to AHL Laval, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Ouelett was cleared off the roster for the expected return of Noah Juulsen, who has missed eight games with a facial fracture. The Rocket will now roster three defensemen that began the season in the NHL -- Ouellet, Karl Alzner and Victor Mete.

December 7, 2018 12:12 PM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Waived by team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet was placed on waivers by the Habs on Friday.

The decision to try to get Ouellet to the minors is a good indication that Noah Juulsen (face) is nearing a return to the lineup and could be activated off injured reserve ahead of Sunday's clash with Chicago. If the 25-year-old Ouellet clears, which is no guarantee considering his modest $700,000 cap hit, he will be sent down to AHL Laval and could find himself in the minors for a while before getting another shot with Montreal.

November 22, 2018 08:40 AM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet started in place of the injured Noah Juulsen (face) on Wednesday. He finished with four shots, two hits, a blocked shot and was minus-2 over 18:29 of ice time in a 5-2 loss to the Devils.

Juulsen is out indefinitely, so Ouellet should get ice time at least until Shea Weber (knee) is set to return. However, none of Montreal's blueliners walked away from Wednesday's game with their head held high. "Well, our back end had a tough night ... there's no doubt about that," coach Claude Julien told Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette following the game. The defense coughed up pucks in its own zone and allowed the Devils unfettered access to goalie Carey Price. Weber's return will help, but there may be more changes coming, which might give Ouellet a regular gig.

November 11, 2018 09:28 AM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Healthy scratch Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet was held out of the active lineup against Vegas on Saturday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Ouelett was a healthy scratch for the first time this season, clearing the way for David Schlemko to make his season debut. He had performed respectably over the first 16 games, but was holding the spot for the more seasoned Schlemko, who spent the first part of the season rehabbing a knee injury suffered during training camp. Ouelett has three assists, 26 blocked shots, 29 hits and was minus-1 over 17: 22 of ice time per game.

October 18, 2018 07:20 AM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Leads Habs in blocked shots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet had three blocked shots and one hit over 17:03 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-2 win over St. Louis.

Ouellet surprisingly claimed one of the six starting spots on the blue line while a healthy Karl Alzner has watched five of the first six games from seats. The 25-year-old Ouellet has found a niche role protecting goalie Carey Price, blocking a team-high 11 shots, nearly two per game. That's a much greater pace than the 1.04 he averaged in 141 games played with Detroit over the last five seasons.

September 24, 2018 10:50 PM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Helps roster chances with two-goal game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet scored twice on three shots and added a plus-4 rating in Monday's 5-1 preseason win over Toronto.

Ouellet's fighting for a roster spot with Montreal, so this breakout effort couldn't have come at a better time. The 25-year-old blueliner failed to light the lamp in 45 appearances with the Red Wings last season, and he has just five goals in 141 career regular-season NHL appearances.

July 1, 2018 01:09 PM
Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Pens two-year deal with Montreal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with the Canadiens on Sunday. He'll make $700,000 at the NHL level with the rate set at $275,000 if the defenseman ends up in the AHL.

Ouellet has a guaranteed salary of $350,000 for the upcoming season. Selected by the Red Wings in the second round (48th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the Frenchman simply didn't leave a positive impression on the big bosses in Motown, but he'll be given a fresh start with a Canadiens club that ranked 25th in goals allowed (3.11 per game) last year.

June 24, 2018 11:09 PM
Xavier Ouellet: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet was placed on unconditional waivers Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

After totaling just seven assists in 45 games with Detroit last season, the team is ready to part ways with the 24-year-old defenseman. Assuming he clears waivers, Detroit will buy out the final year of his contract and Ouellet will hit free agency.

April 9, 2018 04:41 PM
Red Wings' Xavier Ouellet: Does very little for Winged Wheel
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet failed to score but put up seven assists through 45 games this season.

Ouellet misfired 57 times and was underutilized in Detroit after he was expected to take on a bigger role following the offseason departure of Alexey Marchenko, who took his talents to CSKA Moscow in August. While Ouellet isn't at all poised to be a viable fantasy commodity, the Wings could get more out of the Frenchman next season since it'll be a contract year.

February 21, 2018 11:08 PM
Red Wings' Xavier Ouellet: Could be sent packing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ouellet could be traded ahead of Monday's dealing deadline, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Ouellet hasn't lived up to expectations since the Red Wings took him in the second round (48th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Frenchman, who came close to averaging a point per game with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL between 2011-13, has only garnered 20 points through 132 games on hockey's grandest stage. However, given that he is capable of setting up scores, Ouellet could turn out to be a solid addition for a contender as long as he's not asked to do too much.

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