The Habs have made four cuts from their training camp roster on Monday to drop their active roster to 25. Two players were directly assigned to the minors while two others have hit the waiver wire.
Charles Hudon and Sven Andrighetto were both assigned to St. John’s of the AHL. The two players combined to form two-thirds of Hamilton’s top line last season alongside Daniel Carr. Last year, Hudon finished second in team scoring, tallying 19 goals and 38 assists in 75 games while Andrighetto finished fourth, collecting 14 goals and 29 helpers in 60 contests. The 22 year old Swiss winger also suited up in a dozen games for Montreal in 2014-15, picking up two goals and an assist.
Goalie Dustin Tokarski and defenceman Mark Barberio were placed on waivers by the team. If they are not claimed by Tuesday at noon EST, they too will be assigned to the IceCaps.
It’s a complete reversal of fortunes for Tokarski. Last year, the 26 year old beat out Peter Budaj for the #2 spot on the team after a strong postseason effort filling in for Carey Price. However, he struggled badly in the second half last season, allowing 26 goals in just eight starts, winning just two of those games. For the year, he played in 17 contests, posting a 6-6-4 record with a 2.75 GAA and a .910 SV%. He also suited up in a pair of games in Hamilton on a conditioning stint, going 1-1.
Barberio signed with Montreal back on July 1st, inking a two-way deal with a pricey minor league salary. However, he has not played in the minors in the last two seasons, both spent with Tampa Bay as their #6/7 defender. The Montreal native played in 52 games with the Lightning last year, picking up a goal and six assists with 16 PIMS and a -4 rating while averaging 16:46 of ice time per game.
GM Marc Bergevin also announced on Monday that Zack Kassian has a fractured nose and foot as a result of his crash on Sunday morning.
There are 25 players remaining in camp with the team. They are:
Goalies (2): Condon, Price
Defence (8): Beaulieu, Emelin, Gilbert, Markov, Pateryn, Petry, Subban, Tinordi
Forwards (15): Bournival (will be placed on IR), de la Rose, Desharnais, Eller, Fleischmann, Flynn, Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Kassian (likely will be placed on IR), Mitchell, Pacioretty, Plekanec, Semin, Smith-Pelly, Weise