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.
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.
Mete (illness) was on the ice for his team's optional skate Saturday morning and appears ready to play against Toronto, Sean Farrell of NHL.com 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.
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.
Mete (illness) will draw into Thursday's lineup versus the Ducks, John Lu of TSN.ca 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.
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.
Mete (illness) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Devils, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Mete (ankle) skated Friday for the second time since being injured, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Mete and Jesperi Kotkaniemi (concussion) skated by themselves Friday, signalling each player's pending return. Mete has been sidelined since Nov. 30, but now the Canadiens are discussing him being on the road trip that begins next week in Western Canada. "Those two guys, a decision will be made probably tomorrow [Saturday] night in letting us know whether they're going to join us on this road trip or not," Montreal head coach Claude Julien said. Mete has three goals and five assists while going plus-6 through 26 games.
Mete (ankle) is out for at least two weeks, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Mete exited Saturday's loss to the Flyers with what was reported as a lower-body injury after blocking a shot, but the team revealed additional details. The 21-year-old has recorded eight points through 26 games, proving his development since it took him until February to achieve the feat last season. The Canadiens still have seven healthy defensemen on the roster. Mete will eventually land on IR with his first chance to return Dec. 17 against the Canucks.
Mete (lower body) won't make the trip to Boston for Sunday's matchup with the Bruins, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
The Canadiens have yet to release any details regarding the severity of Mete's lower-body injury, but he'll miss Sunday's game at a minimum. Brett Kulak or Mike Reilly will replace Mete in the lineup against Boston.
Mete left Saturday's game against Philadelphia with a lower-body injury and will not return, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Mete was able to record an assist before departing the game. He was a plus-1 in 8:24 of ice time. After the Flyers, Montreal travels to Boston to face the Bruins on Sunday, so it'll be tough for Mete to recover in time to face the Canadiens' most storied rival in a back-to-back scenario.
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