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Hammond wins first career start as Sens top Habs

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Andrew Hammond made 42 saves to win his first career start as the Ottawa Senators doubled up the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 Wednesday night.

Milan Michalek had a goal and an assist and Mark Stone had a goal and two assists for the Senators, who improved to 3-1-1 in their last five.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Kyle Turris had the other Ottawa goals.

The Sens have now won two of three meetings with the Habs this season.

Max Pacioretty had his 27th of the season while Nathan Beaulieu scored his first career NHL goal in the loss.

Pacioretty’s goal came just eight seconds after Michalek opened the scoring at 11:26 of the second period.

The bigger concern for the Habs is the health of their blue line.

Alexei Emelin left the game 20 seconds into the first period with an upper body injury and did not return.

According to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, the club recalled Jarred Tinordi following the game.

Then late in the second period P.K. Subban blocked a Bobby Ryan shot off his right foot. He missed the remainder of the period, but returned for the third. Subban logged 30:45 in ice time in the loss.

Montreal is already without Sergei Gonchar, who missed his second game nursing an upper body injury suffered Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Canadiens blue line could look interesting tomorrow night when they play host to the Florida Panthers.

Dustin Tokarski made 35 saves in the loss.

Video: Habs’ prospect Jarred Tinordi suffers head and facial injuries in fight


Add the case of Jarred Tinordi to a list of reasons for getting rid of staged fighting in hockey.

The Habs prospect was involved in a fight with Andrey Pedan, a Canucks prospect, during an American Hockey League game Friday night between the Hamilton Bulldogs and Utica Comets.

The fight occurred off a face-off in the second period of the Bulldogs’ 3-0 win.

Hamilton announced on Saturday that Tinordi suffered head and facial injuries adding there is no timetable for his return.

The 22-year-old has appeared in nine games with the Canadiens this season registering two assists, seven penalty minutes and a minus-5 rating.

In 25 AHL games Tinordi has three assists, 32 penalty minutes and a minus-1 rating.

Montreal places veteran Rene Bourque on waivers


There was a time when Rene Bourque was seen as a capable top-six forward and while the 32-year-old has struggled over the last few years, he did score eight goals and 11 points in 17 games during the 2014 playoffs. He hasn’t been effective this season though and that’s led to the Montreal Canadiens putting Bourque on waivers, per TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie.

Bourque is in the fifth season of his six-year, $20 million contract. Under the old CBA, the Canadiens could rid themselves of his cap hit by storing him in the minors, but now his average annual salary will still partially count against the cap even if he’s playing in the AHL.

Prior to being waived, he was listed as a healthy scratch for two straight games. He has just two assists and a team-worst minus-nine rating while averaging 12:20 minutes per contest in 13 games in 2014-15.

Montreal also called up Jarred Tinordi and returned Drayson Bowman to AHL Hamilton.

Flames’ Stajan goes on IR, out about six weeks


The Calgary Flames placed Matt Stajan on IR on Wednesday, estimating that he’ll miss about six weeks with a knee injury.

Stajan suffered the issue thanks to a knee-on-knee hit by Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi on Tuesday:

Tinordi, 22, received a two-minute minor kneeing penalty for the infraction.

With Stajan on the shelf, the Flames’ injury list is growing rapidly. Calgary also recently placed key forward Mason Raymond on IR while Joe Colborne is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The team recalled Markus Granlund from the AHL in light of all of these issues.

Stajan, 30, hasn’t had the greatest start to the 2014-15 season. He has one goal and one assist through 11 games, yet with some ailments to other key parts of this team’s offense, this is a challenging loss.

The Flames’ next game is against the Nashville Predators on Friday.


Video: Stajan hurt by knee-on-knee hit


Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan left Tuesday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens late in the third period after a knee-on-knee hit by Montreal’s Jarred Tinordi.

Stajan collapsed in pain and struggled to get back up. Eventually he was helped off the ice.

You can see the incident below:

Tinordi was given a two-minute minor for kneeing, which the Flames couldn’t capitalize on. Montreal went on to earn a 2-1 shootout victory.