IceCaps-Habs Keeping the Airlines Busy Continuing roster movements; Chris Terry still shining Posted by Geneva Hayward on
By: Charles Dart
- The IceCaps hold a 3-6-1 record in their past ten games heading into this weekend’s series versus the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and their roster is ever changing. This will be the first meeting between these two clubs since April 2nd of 2016.
- The IceCaps welcomed back Daniel Carr to the lineup after spending the majority of the season thus far with the Canadiens, but it was a quick turnaround for the Sherwood Park, Alberta native. Carr played just three games on the top line alongside Chris Terry and Charles Hudon before being recalled to the Canadiens with Michael McCarron on Wednesday. The line of Carr-Hudon-Terry combined for 13 points in the short span with Carr netting 2G, 3A. Once again head coach Lefebvre will be juggling the lines as the IceCaps welcome back Jacob de la Rose from his stint with the Canadiens. de la Rose should see his first AHL action since January 14th.
- The IceCaps parent club, the Montréal Canadiens, hold a 3-5-2 record in their last 10 games entering Thursday’s game day in Arizona, including a four-game losing streak. Former IceCaps and Canadiens defenceman Mark Barberio recorded two assists versus the Canadiens Tuesday night as his Colorado Avalanche blanked the Tricolore 4-0. Barberio was claimed off waivers from the Canadiens on February 2nd, and
- Barberio’s not the first IceCaps and Canadiens player to head off to the Centennial State. Zach Redmond skated in 150 games for the Jets-Affiliated IceCaps before signing with the Avalanche in 2014. Redmond signed with the Canadiens this past off-season and has played 16 games with Montréal. The 7th-round Atlanta Thrashers draft pick Redmond now has a goal and two helpers with the IceCaps on their road trip since clearing waivers on January 31st. Redmond last played at Mile One Centre on November 26th and fans from both the Canadiens and Jets affiliation days patiently await his next return.
- With Barberio off to Colorado, Sven Andrighetto, McCarron and Carr are the only former IceCaps remaining with the Canadiens.
- The St. John’s club has welcomed four goaltenders, 11 defencemen, and 22 forwards into the ever-changing lineups so far this season with 28 games still to play.
- The player movement will most likely continue for foreseeable future as the NHL trade deadline looms, prospects are brought up from junior, and the continuing flow of PTO and ATO contracts are signed by year’s end.
- Hudon (1G) and Terry (1G, 1A) added to the top line barrage with new linemate Nikita Scherbak – who returned from Montreal less than a month ago – in Wednesday night’s 4-0 route of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
- All Star Chris Terry now leads all IceCaps with 39 points (15G, 24A) in just 30 games played. He sits in seventh place in the league scoring race, but even more impressively is second amongst all players who have played 20+ games this season with a 1.30 Pt/G average. Not to mention seven points (3G, 4A) in his last four games played. Charles Hudon has recorded four points (2G, 2A) in his past four games.