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January 13, 2021 10:20 AM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Makes opening night roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete will open the season on the active roster, Matt Cudzinowski of the Canadiens' official site reports.

Mete was on the outside looking in at the top three pairings during the shortened training camp and will serve as Montreal's seventh defenseman. The 22-year-old blueliner has been a regular the last three seasons but was nudged out this season by the acquisition of Joel Edmundson and 2018 second-round draft pick Alexander Romanov.

October 9, 2020 11:12 AM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Signs one-year pact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete inked a one-year, $735,000 contract with Montreal on Friday.

Mete finally opened his NHL goal account this season with four tallies after having gone without a goal in his first 126 NHL contests. The 21-year-old defenseman should be capable of pushing for the 15-20 point mark this season, especially if he can earn more minutes on the blue line as part of the power play.

July 13, 2020 02:24 PM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Practicing with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (foot) was a full participant in Monday's training camp session, Eric Engels of reports.

Prior to the league shutdown, Mete missed nine games due to his foot injury and was expected to miss the rest of the regular season. With the defender now fully fit, he figures to slot into a top-four role on the blue line. Considering he tallied just 11 points in 51 games this year, fantasy players shouldn't be banking on him to produce offensively in the playoffs.

July 8, 2020 03:52 PM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Back on ice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (foot) is skating with the Canadiens as part of the league's Return to Play.

When Mete was hurt back in February, he was expected to miss the remainder of the season; however, that was prior to the league going on hiatus. With the extra time off, it's possible the defender will be ready to go for the play-in series versus the Penguins, though no official announcement has come from the team. Still, the fact that he is skating with the club is certainly a step in the right direction.

February 26, 2020 12:24 PM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete will miss the remainder of the regular season with a fractured foot.

The Canadiens are a longshot to make the playoffs at this point, so in all likelihood, Mete will have to wait for the 2020-21 campaign for his next opportunity to play. If that ends up being the case, the third-year blueliner will finish the season having notched four goals and 11 points while registering a plus-5 rating in 51 games. The 2015 fourth-round pick will continue to be a solid bottom-four option for Montreal next year, but his lack of offensive upside will keep him off the radar in all but the deepest of fantasy formats.

February 26, 2020 02:32 AM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Still managing injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game against Vancouver and is listed on injured reserve per the NHL's media site.

Mete will miss his third straight game dealing with the lower-body issue. His placement on injured reserve will keep him out at least a week, meaning the defenseman will miss another two more games. With Mete sidelined, Christian Folin is expected to round out the lineup on the back end.

February 20, 2020 12:08 PM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Ruled out next two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (lower body) will be sidelined for the Habs' next two contests, Tom Gulitti of reports.

Mete was stuck in a 17-game goal drought prior to getting hurt and managed just two assists over that stretch. The blueliner has already set a career high in goals (four) and needs just three more points to top his 13-point 2018-19 campaign. With Mete unavailable, Christian Folin will return to the lineup for the first time since Feb. 6 against Anaheim.

February 18, 2020 09:48 PM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Sustains injury Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Red Wings with a lower-body injury.

Mete limped to the locker room after blocking a shot in the second period and wasn't present on the bench to start the third. While the severity of the injury is unclear, there should be an update following the game or ahead of Thursday's clash versus Washington. If he needs a lengthy recovery, it could be damaging to the Canadiens, as they traded fellow left-handed blueliner Marco Scandella to the Blues on Tuesday.

February 15, 2020 08:40 AM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Joins power play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete had a power-play assist, one hit and one blocked shot while finishing minus-2 in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.

Mete was elevated to the power play, replacing Ben Chiarot, as the Canadiens deal with the loss of Shea Weber. "He's got good lateral movement and all that stuff. Chiarot has a better shot than Mete, but Mete has better movement probably than Ben," head coach Claude Julien told Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette prior to the game. "You got to deal with your personnel and your players and try and find solutions. So that's what we're trying to do." For Mete, who averages just four seconds of power-play ice time per game, the point was his first on the man advantage this season.

February 8, 2020 03:52 PM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Appears set to play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (illness) was on the ice for his team's optional skate Saturday morning and appears ready to play against Toronto, Sean Farrell of reports.

After missing practice Friday, Mete was back on the ice Saturday and appears set to return to Montreal's lineup ahead of an important divisional clash with the Maple Leafs. With only nine points in 45 games this season, Mete is tough to trust in any fantasy format but him being healthy will certainly help the Canadiens blue line.

February 8, 2020 07:36 AM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Misses practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete did not practice Friday because of the flu, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Mete fought through the flu bug to skate in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks, but he'll be a game-time decision Saturday against Toronto.

February 6, 2020 06:52 PM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: In action Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (illness) will draw into Thursday's lineup versus the Ducks, John Lu of reports.

Mete joined numerous Habs as question marks for the contest, but the third-year blueliner will reenter the lineup Thursday after one game on the sidelines. He's on pace for his best season to date, collecting four goals and five assists through 44 games played thus far.

February 6, 2020 11:56 PM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Game-time call Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (illness) will be a game-time decision against Anaheim on Thursday.

Considering Mete has registered one point in his last 18 contests and averaged just 13:53 of ice time over that stretch, most fantasy owners won't notice if he misses a second game due to illness. If he can't play, the Ontario native's spot in the lineup figures to be occupied by Xavier Ouellet following Shea Weber's (lower body) designation for injured reserve.

February 4, 2020 05:04 PM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Sitting out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (illness) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Devils, Eric Engels of reports.

Mete and Jordan Weal will stay at the hotel during this road contest, as they're both under the weather. Christian Folin will slot into the bottom pairing in Mete's place. This move doesn't impact fantasy gamers much, as Mete has nine points through 44 games.

January 8, 2020 07:12 AM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Gets lucky-bounce goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete scored a goal on four shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings.

Mete attempted to pass the puck, but instead of it landing on Nick Suzuki's stick, the puck bounced off the skate of Detroit's Filip Hronek and through the five hole of goalie Jonathan Bernier. It was Mete's fourth goal of the season and first in 18 games. The 21-year-old defenseman has been dropped to the third pair since the Canadiens acquired Marco Scandella and has averaged 13:01 of ice time over the last three games.

December 24, 2019 12:40 AM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (ankle) was plus-1 with one shot on goal in Monday's 6-2 win over Winnipeg.

Mete was making his first appearance in the lineup since suffering his ankle injury on Nov. 30. He logged just over 13 minutes but did not find the scoresheet. The 21-year-old has three goals and five assists in 26 games this season.

December 23, 2019 01:56 PM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Ready to go Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (ankle) will be activated from IR and play in Monday's road game against the Jets, Dan Robertson of TSN 690 reports.

Mete hasn't played since Nov. 30 against the Flyers when he suffered this injury, but he'll return after a 10-game hiatus. The 21-year-old doesn't have major fantasy upside with just three goals and five assists over 26 games, but he still has a plus-6 rating and 32 blocked shots.

December 21, 2019 07:24 AM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Expected to play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (ankle) won't play Saturday against the Oilers, but he should be ready to return Monday against Winnipeg, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Mete has been out since Dec. 1 due to an ankle injury, but he's been skating with the team since Monday, so he shouldn't have any limitations once he's given the green light. Although he's been wearing a non-contact jersey while practicing with teammates, the 21-year-old blueliner stayed on the ice after Frdiay's session to do contact drills, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. Confirmation on his status against the Jets should surface prior to puck drop.

December 19, 2019 12:08 PM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Practices Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (ankle) practiced with teammates for a third straight day Wednesday while wearing a non-contact jersey, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Mete continues to progress from injury but has not taken a hit during practice. That suggests he almost certainly won't be ready to go Thursday when the Canadiens face the Flames in Calgary.

December 17, 2019 07:04 AM
Canadiens' Victor Mete: Wears non-contact jersey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mete (ankle) practiced Monday for the first time since being injured but wore a non-contact jersey, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

That Mete traveled with the club for its four-game swing through Western Canada suggests the defenseman will return at some point. Montreal kicks off the trip Tuesday in Vancouver, followed by games Thursday (Calgary), Saturday (Edmonton) and Monday (Winnipeg).

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