Before heading out on a lengthy road trip to end 2018, the Montreal Canadiens have shaken up their defensive roster a bit. The team has recalled Victor Mete from the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League, and sent down Noah Juulsen to make room in the NHL.
The Canadiens announced that defenseman Victor Mete was recalled from the AHL's Laval Rocket. He will accompany the team on the road tomorrow.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) December 18, 2018
Defenseman Noah Juulsen has been assigned to Laval.#GoHabsGo
In 23 NHL games this year, Mete compiled four assists, and was sent down to Laval to play a larger role and develop his offensive game. In seven games for the Rocket he tallied one goal and three assists, while manning the first power-play unit for Joël Bouchard.
Juulsen has one goal and four assists this year for the Canadiens, and is coming off a facial injury after taking multiple pucks to the face against the Washington Capitals. He returned to the lineup wearing a protective facemask, much like Nicolas Deslauriers did this year.
Montreal heads out to Colorado this week and will also stop in Arizona and Las Vegas for games, while Laval welcomes the Toronto Marlies for a two-game set this weekend.