Eric Stahl scored his first game with the Canadians, and since then … nothing.
Nothing, like no goals or assists and, of course, no points in the seven matches that followed the first, on April 5.
In the final game for the Canadians, on a Saturday afternoon at the Pale Center against the Ottawa Senators, the veteran center had to settle for 10 minutes and 19 seconds of playtime, the least crowded work night of the week.
He would start the Monday night match in Edmonton at Line 4, and he is one of those who might want to move forward.
“We talked about that, we need more production from some players, and Eric is one of them,” coach Dominic Ducharme said Monday afternoon. He did play a few matches where it was more difficult, but he knows what is expected of him.
He and Corey Perry are expected to be stabilizers. They are expected to be veterans who can help stabilize the rest of the team. ”
This means that Stahl will remain in the team, and those who hope for Cole Caufield’s arrival will have to wait a little longer. Caufield is on the trip, however, and took part in Monday morning’s training in Edmonton.
Defenders John Merrill and Eric Gustafson, who were acquired last week, could join the club during the week and participate in matches along the way.
The Canadian began a series of five matches Monday night in Alberta; After the first game against the Oilers, Montreal will be in the same place again on Wednesday evening, then move to Calgary and face the flames for three games in four nights.
Carey’s price will be net to Canadians on Monday night. He is recovering from a three-goal match to 14 Senate shots on Saturday.