Game Day Notebook: Canadians Call Cayden Primeau de Laval

Defender Mattias Norlinder was sent back to Frölunda in the Swedish Hockey League for the remainder of this season.

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The Canadiens announced Thursday morning that goalie Cayden Primeau has been called up from AHL’s Laval Rocket.


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To make room on the roster, the Canadiens sent defender Corey Schueneman to Laval.

Primeau was scheduled to participate in the Canadiens’ morning skate at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard prior to Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Bell Center (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM) .

With Laval this season, Primeau is 8-6-1 with an average of 2.77 goals against and a save percentage of .912.

This notebook will be updated after the morning skating.


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Norlinder headed to Sweden

The Canadiens also announced Thursday morning that defender Mattias Norlinder will return to Frölunda HC in the Swedish Hockey League for the remainder of this season.

After discussions between the Canadiens, the player and his agent, the parties agreed that the best thing for Norlinder’s development was to return to Frölunda.

Norlinder played six games for the Canadiens this season, posting 0-1-1 totals. The 21-year-old also played six games for the Rockeet, posting 1-1-2 totals.

The Canadiens selected Norlinder in the third round (64 overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft.

In 37 games last season with Frölunda Norlinder he had totals of 5-5-10.


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Whats Next?

The Canadiens have practice scheduled for Friday morning in Brossard and will face the Boston Bruins on Saturday at the Bell Center (7pm, SNE, CITY, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM).

Next week, the Canadiens will play three road games, facing the New York Islanders on Monday (7 p.m., SN, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM), the New York Rangers on Wednesday (7 p.m., SN, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM) and the New Jersey Devils on Thursday (7 pm, TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). After that, the Canadiens will have a four-day Christmas break on the schedule.

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