The Canadiens have loaned forward Jesse Ylönen and goaltender Cayden Primeau to the Laval Rocket.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 17, 2022
Goaltender Jake Allen and forward Christian Dvorak have been activated from the injured reserve list.
In corresponding moves, the team sent Cayden Primeau and Jesse Ylönen to the Laval Rocket. Primeau was an emergency recall when Andrew Hammond got hurt, so with the emergency condition gone, he had to be sent down.
Ylönen being sent down while Mathieu Perreault is still on waivers indicates that that team put Perreault on waivers to facilitate a trade or to gain a contract spot rather than a roster spot. Even if Perreault clears waivers, he doesn’t have to be sent down by the Canadiens.
With Ben Chiarot being traded, the Canadiens had a spot for Dvorak without sending Ylönen down, so it will be interesting to see if there is an additional move prior to the 5:00 deadline. The Canadiens only have six defencemen on the roster, so that would be an obvious spot for a recall.
Perreault’s fate will be known at 2:00 Eastern.