Montreal Canadiens posted a defender Karl Alzner failures.
Alzner not skated with the team at practice on Monday morning in Brossard, Quebec, with the captain Shea Weber joining regulars David Shlemko. Brett Kulak. Geoff Petrie. Victor Mehta. Jordie Benn. Xavier Ouellet and Mike Reilly on ice.
Canadiens should be cleaned in place on the 23-man roster before returning to Weber, who is expected to arrive on Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. Weber was paired with Schlemko during training on Monday.
30-year-old Alzner signed a five year, $ 23 million contract with the Canadiens as a free agent in 2017 after nine seasons with the Washington Capitals.
He has one assist in eight games with the Canadiens this season, and 12 points in 82 games last season.
Alzner of $ 4625000 cap hit with & # 39 is the third largest among the defenders of the Canadiens, for Weber and Petry. It is the sixth largest in the team.
In 681 NHL games, car & # 39; EASURES with Washington and Montreal, Alzner 20 goals, 130 points and a plus 56 rating.