Earlier this year, when asked if John Scott could join the team at some point, Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said “you never know”. Now, we know. The Canadiens officially recalled Scott from the AHL on Sunday.
Scott was named the 2016 All-Star game MVP despite many around the league not wanting him to be there.
The 33-year-old had one assist in 11 games with the Coyotes before being shipped to Montreal earlier this season. Scott hasn’t spent any time with the Canadiens before now. He has two goals, four points and 85 penalty minutes in 27 AHL games.
The Canadiens have been decimated by injuries which means there’s a chance Scott could get into the lineup between now and the end of the season. Montreal has three games remaining (two in Montreal, one in Florida).
Some reaction from the Twitter world: