The call of Engqvist could reflect on the status of either Tomas Plekanec or Jeff Halpern, or both. The two centers have missed the past three games with day-to-day injuries. It i suspected that Plekanec is suffering a groin injury, which could be pestering problem through the remainder of the season. Halpern could be nursing a knee problem.
The team took Monday off, following their 8-1 beat down on the Minnesota Wild, so the status of the two players won't be known until after the team's morning skate.
The 23-year old center has the defensive smarts, which should help atone for the loss of Plekanec and Halpern. His 6-4" frame that might come in handy later in the week as well, when the Habs hit the road to face the Boston Bruins.