Update: As expected, on Tuesday the Montreal Canadiens returned Cayden Primeau to the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League, and recalled Corey Schueneman.
With the Rocket playing on Wednesday and the Canadiens off until Thursday, this means that Allen will re-join the team for their next game. It also provides Primeau a chance to play the team’s game on Wednesday.
Les Canadiens ont cédé le gardien Cayden Primeau au Rocket de Laval et ont rappelé le défenseur Corey Schueneman.⁰⁰The Canadiens have loaned goaltender Cayden Primeau to the Laval Rocket and recalled defenseman Corey Schueneman.#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 18, 2022
Jake Allen is on parental leave, meaning that Cayden Primeau was recalled from the Laval Rocket. Corey Schueneman was also sent down to the Rocket.
The Canadiens have loaned defenseman Corey Schueneman to the Laval Rocket and recalled goaltender Cayden Primeau. Jake Allen (parental leave) will be unavailable for tonight's game.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 17, 2022
The Rocket don’t play again until Wednesday, so it will be interesting to see what changes are made over the next few days. After Monday’s game, the Canadiens are off until Thursday, so it is likely Primeau will just be needed for one game.
Schueneman was sent down to make room on the roster for Primeau. This indicates that there will be no changes on the team’s defence and it saves a day on Schueneman’s waiver clock as well.
Primeau played in the Rocket’s season opener, and was the backup on Saturday night in Belleville. Montembeault started Saturday’s game for the Canadiens in Washington against the Capitals. It is expected that Montembeault will start for the Canadiens on Monday.
At morning skate, there were some changes to the forward combinations as well.
Canadiens lines this morning:— Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) October 17, 2022