Mete played his final 14 games with Ottawa after beginning the year in Montreal, scoring a goal and an assist with the Senators.
The Senators took the time to claim Mete from the Habs, so they'll likely give him a chance to earn ice time. He hasn't been a great option on offense, so with the Senators having other quality blueliners who are more likely to pick up points, Mete's not an attractive fantasy option.
Mete will make his Senators debut Monday against Winnipeg, Kyle Bukauskas of Sportsnet reports.
Mete was claimed off waivers by Ottawa on Monday and will already make his debut with the team. He scored three assists while averaging 14:09 of ice time in 14 games with Montreal this season.
The Senators claimed Mete off waivers from the Canadiens on Monday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Mete played just 14 games for the Canadiens this season, but he should take on a larger role with the Senators down the stretch and in the future. The 22-year-old is a solid two-way defenseman that will be a restricted free agent this summer. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Mete is driving to Ottawa and could be available for Monday's home matchup against the Jets.
Mete was waived by the Canadiens on Sunday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Mete has suited up in just 14 games this season, recording four points and 10 blocked shots. The 22-year-old has 185 NHL games under his belt, and he carries a mere $785,000 cap hit this season. In turn, it wouldn't be surprising if a team claims him on waivers. Otherwise, Mete likely will land on the Canadiens' taxi squad.
Mete did not play a shift in the third period and finished with 10:31 of ice time in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Jets.
Interim head coach Dominique Ducharme told Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette that he opted to go with more seasoned blueliners with rookie Alexander Romanov in the final period. "We thought it was pretty hard, especially tonight for the two guys (Mete and Romanov) together, so we decided to play the third period and use five defensemen to get more experience with Romy," Ducharme said. After the Canadiens lost Ben Chiarot to a hand injury in mid-March, Ducharme tried Xavier Oulett on the third pair before settling on Mete, who has three assists and a plus-3 rating over the last seven contests.
Mete had an assist and finished plus-2 in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Senators.
Mete, who played just his 10th game Thursday, has emerged on the third pair, playing three straight games and gathering two apples during that time. The Canadiens have always been enamored by his skating and his ability to carry the puck out of the zone, skills that hint at offensive potential. Where he needs work is on the one-on-one situations. "For him, it's more about angles, sticks and making sure he's separating the stick from the puck. He has to make sure he cuts off the hands and stick of the other player when he's coming in with his body instead of getting into a wrestling match," head coach Dominique Ducharme told Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette.
Mete had an assist, two shots on goal and one hit in Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over Vancouver.
Mete's offensive foray around the Canucks' net led to Tomas Tatar's sixth goal of the season. It was Mete's first point in eight games this season. He was back in the lineup after being a three-game healthy scratch. The 22-year-old Ontario native has rotated in on the third pair with Xavier Ouellet since Ben Chiarot suffered a hand injury that is estimated to keep him out until late April.
Mete had two blocked shots over 13:46 of ice time in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Flames.
Mete has filled in for the injured Ben Chiarot (hand) over the last two games, recording a combined one shot on net, two hits and two blocks. Chiarot's facing a multi-week absence, giving Mete an opportunity on the active roster. He's been limited to just seven games as Montreal's seventh defenseman.
Mete will start Thursday's game against the Flames, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Mete had been a healthy scratch for the last 10 games, but he'll step onto the ice for the injured Ben Chiarot, who left Wednesday's game with a hand injury. In five games played, Mete has two shots, four hits, seven blocked shots and six PIM. He's expected to skate on the third pair.
Mete replaced healthy scratch Brett Kulak in Saturday's 2-1 win over Toronto.
Mete served on the third pairing, registering two hits over 13:51 of ice time. He looked smooth with the puck at both ends of the ice and set up at least one good scoring chance. Unfortunately, he's the seventh defenseman for a team whose top six blueliners have performed well.
Mete had one hit, three blocked shots, a two-minute minor penalty and was minus-2 over 17:45 of ice time in Monday's 6-2 win over the Canucks.
Mete made his season debut, stepping in for healthy scratch Brett Kulak on the third line. He was shaky in the first period, according to Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette, but the blueliner settled in after that. It didn't go unnoticed that Mete entered the lineup after reports surfaced that his agent requested a trade. Canadiens head coach Claude Julien said the decision to play him had nothing to do with the rumored request, and that the coach wanted to get Mete into the lineup for a stretch of four games in six days this week. That said, Kulak has played well, and there's little opportunity for Mete barring injury.
Mete would have been active Saturday if Paul Byron was inactive, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Byron was nursing a sore foot, courtesy of a Shea Weber slapshot in Thursday's game, which made his status uncertain entering Saturday's game. Instead of calling up Michael Frolik from the taxi squad, a move that would have put Montreal over the salary cap, head coach Claude Julien had Mete ready to fill in. The defenseman was set to be active for the first time this season and likely would have been used as a forward. "He could because we've done that before," head coach Claude Julien said before the game. "There was a time there where I've had to put Victor up on the wing and he played a few shifts." Mete is the lone member of the 21-man roster to not appear in a game.
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.
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.
Mete (foot) was a full participant in Monday's training camp session, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mete (lower body) will be sidelined for the Habs' next two contests, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com 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.
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.
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|05/09||@ CGY||L 1-6||0||0||0||-1||19:08|
|05/08||@ WPG||W 4-2||0||1||1||+1||23:30|
|05/05||vs MON||W 5-1||0||0||0||+1||23:48|
|05/03||vs WPG||W 2-1||0||0||0||0||23:46|
|05/01||@ MON||L 2-3 (OT)||0||0||0||0||17:57|
|04/28||vs VAN||W 6-3||1||0||1||+1||14:26|
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