Banged-up Habs recall Struble
The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday morning that they have placed forward Rafaël Harvey-pinard on the injured-reserve list and called up defenceman Jayden Struble from the AHL’S Laval Rocket. Harvey-pinard has missed the last two games and five of the last eight with a lower-body injury. He has no goals and four assists in the 13 games he has played. Defenceman Arber Xhekaj, who missed Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Bruins in Boston with an upper-body injury, wasn’t on the ice for practice Monday and neither was defenceman Jordan Harris, who played in Boston but missed the previous two games with an upper-body injury. Xhekaj is still listed as day-to-day, but he won’t travel with the team to California for its three-game road trip this week and neither will Harvey-pinard. The Canadiens said Monday was a therapy day for Harris and he will make the trip to California. The first game of the road trip is Wednesday against the Ducks in Anaheim. The Canadiens have a 7-9-2 record after losing their last four games.