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Top Xavier Ouellet News

  • Penguins' Xavier Ouellet: Placed on waivers

    Ouellet was put on waivers by Pittsburgh on Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    Ouellet was unable to crack Pittsburgh's roster out of training camp and will head to the AHL if he clears. He had 41 points in 61 games at the minor-league level last year.

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  • Penguins' Xavier Ouellet: Inks two-year deal

    Ouellet secured a two-year, two-way contract with Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Ouellet figures to play primarily in the minors next season and will serve as an emergency depth option for the organization. Even if the club trades away a defenseman, as has been rumored, it would be to clear that way for Pierre-Olivier Joseph to crack the lineup. Still, should an injury or two crop up during the season, Ouellet should be atop the list of potential call-ups.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Contributing offensively

    Ouellet (undisclosed) has recorded five points in his last seven games for AHL Laval.

    Ouellet -- who missed two months due to an undisclosed injury -- appears to have picked up where he left off. If the blueliner can continue to write his name on the scoresheet, he could earn a call up to Montreal sooner rather than later.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Out indefinitely

    Ouellet suffered an undisclosed injury last Saturday during AHL Laval's loss to Belleville, Jared Book of Habs Eye On The Prize reports.

    Ouellet, the Rocket's captain, is out indefinitely per the report. If not for the injury, he would have been recalled to the NHL for the ailing Jeff Petry (upper body) instead of Corey Schueneman. Ouellet has totaled three goals and eight assists over 17 games for the Rocket.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Placed on waivers

    Ouellet was placed on waivers by Montreal on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Teammate Louis Belpedio was also placed on waivers by Montreal on Thursday. Ouellet was called up late in 2020-21 to provide some depth for the team's playoff run. He was held scoreless in six regular-season contests.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Skating with big club

    Per Arpon Basu of The Athletic, Ouellet is on the ice with the Canadiens for Tuesday's practice, which suggests he's been recalled by Montreal.

    Ouellet will be on hand as a depth option for the Canadiens' playoff run. The 27-year-old blueliner has gone scoreless through six top-level appearances this year.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Sent to minor-league affiliate

    Ouellet was reassigned to AHL Laval on Thursday.

    Ouellet will head to the minors to get a few games in with Laval, but he'll almost certainly be back with the big club prior to Thursday's Game 1 against the Maple Leafs.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Recalled by big club

    Ouellet was recalled by the Canadiens on Wednesday.

    Ouellet will be available to play in Wednesday's regular-season finale versus Edmonton. The 27-year-old blueliner has gone scoreless through five top-level appearances this year.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Dropped to minors

    Ouellet was demoted to AHL Laval on Monday.

    Ouellet's reassignment to the minors could be an indication that Shea Weber (upper body) will be available against Toronto on Monday. In limited appearances for the Habs this year, the 27-year-old Ouellet has registered 15 hits, seven blocks and three shots while averaging just 13:54 of ice time. Ouellet is under contract for one more season with Montreal but it's hard to see a path to a full-time NHL gig for him at this point.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Shifts to taxi squad

    Ouellet was reassigned to Montreal's taxi squad Friday, CapFriendly reports.

    Ben Chiarot (hand) was activated off long-term injured reserve in a corresponding move, so the Canadiens are no longer in need of Ouellet's services as a depth defenseman. Ouellet has only cracked Montreal's lineup five times this year and likely won't get many opportunities with the big club down the stretch.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Rises to active roster

    Ouellet was promoted to the active roster Monday, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.

    Ouellet will play in his first NHL game since March 19. He'll be paired up with Alexander Romanov on the third defensive pairing.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Recalled from minors

    Ouellet was recalled from AHL Laval to the taxi squad Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    Ouellet has played just three NHL games this season. Instead, the 27-year-old has suited up in 13 AHL games, recording two goals and an assist. He'll practice and travel with the big club for now.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Sent to AHL affiliate

    Ouellet was reassigned to AHL Laval on Friday.

    Ouellet has appeared in three games with the Canadiens this season, going scoreless while posting a minus-2 rating. The 27-year-old blueliner will likely continue to spend most of his time in the minors or on Montreal's taxi squad.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Bounced to taxi squad

    Ouellet was reassigned to the taxi squad Sunday, CapFriendly reports.

    Ouellet has gone scoreless in three NHL games this season. The 27-year-old blueliner will continue shifting between the taxi squad and active roster as a healthy scratch or bottom-pairing defenseman.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Recalled from taxi squad

    Ouellet was promoted to the active roster for Friday's game against Vancouver, CapFriendly reports.

    Ouellet made his third straight appearance as a bottom-pairing defenseman Friday. The 27-year-old hasn't scored a point at the NHL level this season but he's notched two points in eight games with AHL Laval.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Descends to taxi squad

    Ouellet was demoted to the taxi squad Thursday, per CapFriendly.

    Ouellet is in the mix for third-pairing minutes with Ben Chiarot (hand) out. Expect Ouellet to be back on the active roster ahead of Friday's game versus the Canucks.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Rises from taxi squad

    Ouellet was promoted to the active roster Wednesday.

    Ouellet will play in Wednesday's game against the Jets. The 27-year-old blueliner made his season debut in Monday's win over the Jets, recording three hits, two blocked shots and two PIM across 13:12 of ice time.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Reverts to taxi squad

    Ouellet was designated for the taxi squad Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

    Ouellet made his season debut in Monday's win over the Jets, recording three hits and two blocked shots across 13:12 of ice time. He and Victor Mete likely will rotate in and out of the lineup while Ben Chiarot (broken hand) recovers.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Makes season debut

    Ouellet had three hits, two blocked shots and two PIM over 13:12 of ice time in Monday's 4-2 win over the Jets.

    Ouellet was added to the active roster, replacing Victor Mete on the Canadiens' third pairing. It was his first game of the season with the NHL club after playing eight games with AHL Laval.

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  • Canadiens' Xavier Ouellet: Ascends to active roster

    Ouellet will be promoted to the active roster for Monday's game versus the Jets, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Ouellet will make his season debut Monday. The 27-year-old blueliner has suited up in eight AHL games this season, recording a goal and an assist. He's expected to skate on the third pairing with Brett Kulak.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
Age: 29
Experience: 9
Shoots: Left