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April 1, 2020 08:28 PM
Senators' Matthew Peca: Notched two assists before hiatus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca scored a pair of points in nine games with Ottawa before the season was paused.

Two points in nine games isn't impressive, but given that the Senators just acquired him, the adjustment is understandable. Ottawa will be patient with Peca after trading for him from Montreal, but he's unlikely to help out fantasy-wise at the moment.

February 24, 2020 11:04 PM
Senators' Matthew Peca: Adds helper despite late arrival
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca notched an assist in 9:00 during Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.

Peca was acquired from the Canadiens at the trade deadline, and he was unable to get to Columbus' Nationwide Arena in time for puck drop. He was definitely there in the third period, drawing the secondary helper on Colin White's tally for his first point with his new team. It's also his first point in six appearances this season -- Peca doesn't project to make enough of an impact for fantasy owners to notice him in redraft formats.

February 25, 2020 03:16 AM
Senators' Matthew Peca: Delayed en route to Columbus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca will not play Monday's game at Columbus because of travel delays, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Peca was acquired Monday morning from Montreal, and if you were looking at him for a daily league, it might be a good idea to go elsewhere, as there's no guarantee when he will arrive for the contest against the Blue Jackets.

February 24, 2020 02:32 PM
Senators' Matthew Peca: Heading to Ottawa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Senators acquired Peca from the Canadiens in exchange for Aaron Luchuk and a 2020 seventh-round pick Monday.

Peca has spent the majority of the season with AHL Laval, recording 13 points through 34 games. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Peca will join the big club and is expected to play in Monday's game versus the Blue Jackets.

January 15, 2020 10:52 PM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Sent down Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca was reassigned to AHL Laval on Wednesday, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

Peca appeared in only five games with the Canadiens during this stint, missing a month due to a knee injury. He managed four shots, three hits and a minus-2 rating in that time. Peca's demotion indicates Joel Armia (hand) may be ready to return soon.

January 12, 2020 01:12 PM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Limited ice time in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca had one hit and was minus-1 over 7:57 of ice time in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over Ottawa.

Peca returned to the lineup after missing 14 games with a knee injury and skated on the third line. He was getting regular shifts until the Senators took control of the play late in the second period. Peca played just 51 seconds in the third period and was stapled to the bench after being on the ice for Ottawa's game-tying goal.

January 10, 2020 12:36 PM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Good to go Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca (knee) has been cleared to rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against the Flames, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Peca's return should go unnoticed in most fantasy circles, but it will provide the Canadiens with some depth up front. The 26-year-old pivot hasn't collected a point in four NHL contests this season, averaging just 9:23 of ice time, so there's little to suggest his fantasy stock is on the rise.

January 3, 2020 07:40 AM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Part of morning skate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca (knee) took part in Thursday's morning skate, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Peca has been sidelined since Dec. 12 and faces another three weeks of rehab, per the initial six-week prognosis laid out at the time he sustained the injury to his right knee. He is one of five Montreal forwards on injured reserve.

December 13, 2019 03:08 PM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Sidelined six weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca will miss approximately six weeks due to a right knee injury.

Peca exited Tuesday's contest versus the Penguins and has apparently suffered a fairly severe injury to his knee. The details of the injury remain sparse, but he will leave the Canadiens shorthanded up front until some of the other walking wounded are cleared to return. With only 11 healthy forwards on the roster, Montreal will likely be inclined to recall another forward from the AHL ranks ahead of Saturday's game versus Detroit. Peca will be placed on injured reserve for the duration of his absence.

December 11, 2019 05:24 PM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Sitting out against Senators
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca (lower body) is unavailable for Wednesday's matchup against the Senators, John Lu of reports.

Peca is on recall from AHL Laval, and he's failed to record a point while going minus-1 over four games. The Canadiens recalled Ryan Poehling to fill into Peca's role on the fourth line. Peca will aim to shake off this injury for Saturday's contest against the Red Wings.

December 11, 2019 02:56 AM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Exits game Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca left Tuesday's game against Pittsburgh with a lower-body injury and won't return.

Peca was protecting the puck at center ice when he seemed to lose his footing and limped off to the dressing room. The Canadiens play Wednesday against the Senators, so expect an update on his injury ahead of the matchup. With Jesperi Kotkaniemi (concussion) also dealing with injury, the team has just 11 healthy forwards for the time being.

December 4, 2019 02:20 PM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Makes season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca had one shot and one hit over 9:08 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Islanders.

Peca was called up from AHL Laval earlier in the day and took Charles Hudon's spot on the active roster. He skated on the fourth line and helped set up a scoring chance for Nate Thompson late in the first period. While Jonathan Drouin (wrist) and Paul Byron (knee) are sidelined, forwards like Peca and Hudon will fill out the roster most nights but with very little fantasy expectation.

December 2, 2019 05:20 PM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Called up by Habs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca was recalled from AHL Laval on Monday.

Peca will likely serve as an extra forward for the Canadiens, but he could slide into the lineup if coach Claude Julien grows unhappy with another player's performance. He has 17 points in 59 career NHL appearances.

September 27, 2019 01:32 PM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Lands on waviers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca was placed on waivers by Montreal on Thursday for the purpose of reassignment, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Peca started last season as a fourth liner for Montreal, but his role diminished and he eventually disappeared over the second half of the season. He has limited upside offensively but could be useful as a penalty-kill specialist. If not claimed by another NHL team by noon Friday, Peca will report to AHL Laval.

March 31, 2019 03:20 PM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Active after long layoff
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca was in the active lineup and had one blocked shot and two hits over 10:50 of ice time in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Jets.

Peca hadn't suited up in over a month -- 15 consecutive healthy scratches dating back to Feb. 25 -- before taking the ice on the right wing of the fourth line Saturday in Winnipeg. An injury to Paul Byron (upper body) and coach Claude Julien's decision to scratch Jesperi Kotkaniemi opened an available spot for Peca, who has 10 points while averaging 10:31 TOI over 39 games.

January 19, 2019 12:08 PM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Active Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca started in place of the suspended Paul Byron on Friday and had two hits over 11:51 of ice time in a 4-1 win over Columbus.

Byron will miss the next two games, so there could be more opportunities for Peca, who has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 27 games. Coach Claude Julien told Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette that Peca got the nod over Charles Hudon because of his penalty-kill ability.

January 18, 2019 07:04 AM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Byron suspension opens door
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca and Charles Hudon rotated at left wing on the third line during Thursday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Paul Byron's three-game suspension opens the door for Peca or Hudon, both of whom are more familiar with the press box than the ice over the past month. Peca has been a healthy scratch the last four games and eight of the last nine, while Hudon has sat for 11 of the last 12. Given Byron's contributions, including time on the penalty kill, Peca is a more apt fit as a replacement, but both players should get an opportunity.

December 16, 2018 09:32 AM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Stays in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca had a goal, an assist and four shots on net in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Senators.

Peca returned to the fourth line Thursday after a three-game stint as a healthy scratch and scored in a win over Carolina. He played so well against the Hurricanes that coach Claude Julien kept him in the active lineup Saturday and for a second straight game, Peca scored Montreal's first goal. He later added an assist on Jonathan Drouin's empty-netter. Montreal's fourth line is generating offense, so until Julien feels he needs Nicolas Deslauriers' muscle, Peca will remain in the starting lineup.

December 14, 2018 07:08 AM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Rejoins lineup, has impact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca scored a goal, had two shots and blocked a shot in Thursday's 6-4 win over Carolina.

Peca, who had been healthy scratch the previous three games, replaced Nicolas Deslauriers on the fourth line. That was one of the changes coach Claude Julien made following an embarrassing 7-1 loss to the Wild on Tuesday. Peca's second-period marker evened the game at 1-1 and sparked Montreal's offense. He brings an element of speed to the fourth line, though he can't replace Deslauriers' muscle.

November 22, 2018 12:17 PM
Canadiens' Matthew Peca: Fourth-line casualty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peca was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against New Jersey.

We surmised changes were looming for the fourth line following Monday's loss to the Capitals. That unit -- Peca, Charles Hudon and Nicolas Deslauriers -- were on the ice for two of Washington's four regulation goals, and no fourth-liner had more than 8:46 of ice time. "We just need a better performance from our fourth line," coach Claude Julien told Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette after Wednesday's morning skate. "It's not just the center position, it's all three guys have to be better. The way that they're getting scored on for a fourth line has to be better." Michael Chaput, called up from AHL Laval on Wednesday, took Peca's spot on the fourth line.

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