News: Price will start Thursday night in New York against the Rangers, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Impact: It's being billed as a goalie showdown at Madison Square Garden where Price (.929 save pct., 2.15 GAA) and Henrik Lundqvist (.920, 2.30) are the expected starters. Price was given the day off Wednesday after facing 42 shots in Tuesday night's win over the Stars.
News: The Canadiens have recalled Dumont from AHL Hamilton, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Impact: Dumont, who has recorded 27 points and 54 penalty minutes in 40 games with Hamilton this season, gives the Habs some added depth up front, but a wait-and-see approach is in order from a fantasy perspective.
News: Prust earned an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
Impact: The 30-year-old logged 14:57 TOI in the win, his highest total in seven games. Prust is one of the top agitators on the Habs' roster with 85 PIM on the season, but his meager point totals at the forward spot don't make him relevant in most formats.
News: Beaulieu collected a helper in Tuesday's win over the Stars.
Impact: The 22-year-old is viewed as a vital part of the future on the blue line for the Canadiens, but he hasn't emerged as much of an asset this season. He's mustered only five points in 31 games, while averaging 15:16 TOI.
News: Markov assisted on the Habs' game-winning power-play goal in Tuesday's triumph over the Stars.
Impact: Markov has been exceptional lately, registering at least one assist in five of his last six games and eight total during that span. The 36-year-old has a decent shot at surpassing the 50-point plateau this season for the third time in his career.
News: Emelin scored a goal and tallied 15 PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
Impact: Emelin kicked off the night's scoring with a ricocheted shot off the Stars' Cody Eakin that bounced in the net. The blueliner was later ejected in the second period after boarding Jason Spezza, but the PIM he provided were at least of some value to those in specialty formats. It's penalty minutes, hits, and blocks that Emelin typically brings his greatest utility, as his 12 points in 44 games isn't noteworthy scoring production.