The Golden Knights placed Lernout on waivers Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
The 23-year-old was never expected to make Vegas' Opening Night roster, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. Lernout will likely spend the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign in the minors, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to have him on their radar.
Lernout signed a one-year contract with the Golden Knights on Monday.
Lernout wasn't tendered a qualifying offer by the Canadiens, so he'll hope that their loss becomes Vegas' gain. He's a right-shot defenseman with size (6-foot-4, 214 pounds) and physicality, though there's not much offensive upside for fantasy owners to tap into. In fact, Lernout has just one assist representing his point total over 21 career games at hockey's highest level.
Lernout was not qualified by the Canadiens prior to Tuesday's deadline, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The 6-foot-4 blueliner will likely have a new home for the 2019-20 season after Montreal elected not to extend Lernout a qualifying offer. The 23-year-old collected nine points in 74 games with AHL Laval in 2018-19, failing to appear in an NHL game a season ago after playing 18 games for the Canadiens in 2017-18.
Lernout was placed on waviers by the Canadiens on Tuesday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Lernout made a couple of trips from AHL Laval to Montreal last season, earning his first NHL point in 18 games. The Canadiens are set on the blue line, so this move does not come as a surprise. He'll end up at Laval if he clears waivers.
Lernout was reassigned to AHL Laval on Sunday.
Lernout had one assist and dished out 56 hits in 18 NHL games this season, and he'll return to AHL Laval for the final two games of the season. AHL Laval is far from playoff contention, so they don't need Lernout's contributions as much as the 22-year-old blueliner needs to continue developing.
Lernout had an assist, two blocked shots and a hit while finishing plus-2 over a season-high 19:08 of ice time in Wednesday's loss to the Penguins.
The game officially eliminated Montreal from postseason consideration, so it was good to see coach Claude Julien give Lernout a longer leash. He threw the 22-year-old out there for the penalty kill, and Lernout got his first NHL point on Nikita Scherbak's shorthanded goal. Lernout is a big-bodied defenseman who should get enhanced ice time for the rest of the season. He's a rare breed on the Canadiens, being one of four players on the positive side of the plus-minus category.
The Canadiens recalled Lernout from AHL Laval on Thursday.
Rinat Valiev left Thursday's 5-0 loss to the Panthers due to a lower-body injury, and David Schlemko was unavailable against Florida due to an upper-body injury, so Lernout will likely round out the Canadiens' depth at defense Saturday against Tampa Bay. The 2014 third-round pick has totaled one goal and eight points in 54 contests with AHL Laval this campaign.
Lernout was sent down to AHL Laval on Wednesday.
It might be too soon to assume that Lernout was reassigned to clear space under the 23-man roster limit for Shea Weber (foot) to be taken off IR, as the Rocket are in action Wednesday and the 22-year-old Lernout has not appeared in the Habs' previous two outings. That leaves plenty of time for Montreal to recall the defenseman prior to Thursday's clash with Tampa Bay.
The Canadiens recalled Lernout from AHL Laval on Wednesday.
Shea Weber (foot) and David Schlemko (illness) have both been ruled out of Wednesday's matchup with Carolina, so Lernout will likely skate in a bottom-pairing role against the Hurricanes. The 2014 third-round pick has tallied five points (one goal, four assists) in 30 games with AHL Laval this campaign.
Lernout was assigned to AHL Laval following Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.
Lernout made his NHL debut Saturday, receiving 14:43 of ice time and finishing minus-1 against Edmonton. The 22-year-old was slow afoot and looked overmatched against Edmonton's speed.
Lernout was called up from AHL Laval on Thursday.
Lernout's recall should not come as a surprise after Shea Weber (foot) was placed on injured reserve. The 22-year-old Lernout -- who has tallied five points in 30 games with the Rocket -- will provide some emergency depth on the blue line, but shouldn't be expected to crack the lineup.
Lernout was demoted back to AHL St. John's on Sunday.
Lernout was recalled on an emergency basis Thursday with the club shorthanded along the blue line and he saw significant ice time in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Red Wings. He tallied a shot on goal, three blocked shots and four hits in the contest, but the Canadiens will likely return some of their injured bodies during the playoffs. Lernout will instead head to AHL St. John's as the affiliate pursues a postseason bid as well.
Lernout was an emergency recall from AHL St. John's on Thursday.
With defensemen Jordie Benn (upper body), Shea Weber (lower body) and Alexei Emelin (lower body) ailing, Lernout becomes an insurance policy of sorts ahead of Friday's home clash with the Lightning. The 21-year-old stands tall at 6-foot-4, having used that size to his advantage en route to three goals, 13 assists and 61 PIM over 71 games with the AHL's IceCaps this season.
Lernout (knee) impressed director of player development Martin Lapointe, who also coached the team, with his physical play during the NHL Rookie Tournament, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Lernout injured his knee during his NHL debut back in April. Prior to his debut, the 20-year-old defenseman lit the lamp two times and added 10 helpers in 69 games for AHL St. John's. Lernout is expected to begin the season in the minors after failing to receive an invite to NHL camp.
Lernout has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
Lernout suffered the knee injury during his NHL debut on Saturday, which is a tough blow for the 20-year-old. Considering there's only a few games left in the season, Lernout being ruled out doesn't necessarily offer any insight into the severity of the injury, so it remains unclear how long of a recovery timetable he might have.
Lernout left Saturday's loss to Florida after just eight shifts with an undisclosed injury, Hockey Inside Out reports.
This was a less-than satisfying way for Lernout to make his NHL debut. Montreal defensemen have been dropping at an alarming rate during the second half of the season -- Lernout becomes the seventh blue-liner to miss time due to injury.
Lernout has been recalled from St. John's of the American Hockey League, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Lernout gets the recall from the AHL after Nathan Beaulieu suffered a season-ending thumb injury Thursday. The 20-year-old will be activated for Saturday's game against Florida, becoming the ninth member of the organization to make his NHL debut this season. He had two goals and 10 assists in 69 games with the IceCaps.
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