P. K. Subban D MON 2 Months

Subban had an assist in Wednesday night's 2-1 shootout win over the Sabres. It was his third assist in the last four games.

With the Canadiens on a three-game slide, Subban's level of play has drawn attention. Particularly the minus-6 he posted in two lopsided losses to Calgary and Chicago this week. He's back skating with Andre Markov, who also assisted on the team's lone regulation goal, as part of head coach Michel Therrien's moves designed to shakeup the Canadiens.

P. K. Subban D MON 2 Months

Subban scored twice Saturday to lift the Canadiens to a 3-2 win over the Avalanche. The first one came on the power play; the second was the game winner.

He also picked up another minor penalty and we're not all that happy with that. He has 14 PIMs in just six games and that would put him on a path toward a massive career increase in that category. He's more valuable on the ice than in the box, so we'll keep an eye on this one. Hopefully it's just an early-season anomaly.

P. K. Subban D MON 3 Months

Subban scored a goal, took five shots on net, blocked three shots and had two hits in Wednesday night's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

Subban, wearing an "A" on his jersey for the first time in his career, had 25:45 of ice time, which included 3:23 on the power play and 1:58 on the penalty kill.

P. K. Subban D MON 3 Months

Subban earned the first star Thursday night when he had a hand in all three of Montreal's goals in a 3-2 preseason win over Colorado.

Subban scored a goal and assisted on the other two while logging a team-high 29:43 of ice time. He was paired with Alexi Emelin on the blue line, a duo that head coach Michel Therrien expects to keep together when the regular season kicks off.

P. K. Subban D MON 5 Months

P.K. Subban has asked an arbitrator to provide him with a $8.5 million annual salary.

Montreal has countered with a $5.25 million offered and has specified that they would like the arbitrator to provide Subban with a one-year deal. The hearing is scheduled for Friday, but of course both sides can make it moot if they're able to agree to terms before that date. Subban's demands aren't surprising given that he's coming off of a great season and won the Norris Trophy in 2013. He's experienced an interest in staying with the Canadiens for the long haul, but he won't come cheap.

P. K. Subban D MON 5 Months

Defenseman P.K. Subban says he would like to sign with the Montreal Canadiens long term as his arbitration hearing approaches.

"Obviously I remain adamant on remaining in Montreal and being a Montreal Canadien, and not just for a long time but hopefully for the rest of my career, and be a lifer there," Subban said. "I really enjoy playing (in Montreal)." Subban, 25, earned $3.75 million, with a $2.875 million NHL salary-cap charge, in the final season of a two-year contract. He was the NHL's fifth-highest scoring defenseman with 53 points in 82 games and led the Canadiens with 14 points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, averaging 27:26 of ice time per game. The restricted free agent and the Canadiens have an arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 1. Negotiations are ongoing.

P. K. Subban D MON 6 Months

P.K. Subban's arbitration hearing is scheduled for August 1.

Since the Montreal Canadiens signed Subban to a two-year, $5.75 million, he has won the Norris Trophy and enjoyed a 53-point campaign. Regardless of whether or not this makes it to arbitration, Subban should cash in big this summer.

P. K. Subban D MON 6 Months

P.K. Subban has filed for salary arbitration.

That means he cannot accept an offer sheet from another club and the team has choice of one- or two-year award. The two sides will continue to work on a new contract before his hearing, which doesn't have date scheduled yet. Subban scored 10 goals and 53 points in 82 games last season. He also had five markers and 14 points in 17 playoff contests.

P. K. Subban D MON 6 Months

With no deal imminent between the Canadiens and P.K. Subban, look for the Habs' defenseman to request salary arbitration before Saturday's 5:00 pm deadline.

Restricted free agents have until Saturday at 5:00 pm ET to request arbitration and Subban will certainly excercise his rights. There is still a very good chance the two sides will hammer out a long-term contract before the arbitrator makes any binding decisions.

P. K. Subban D MON 6 Months

Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin met with agent Don Meehan Thursday to discuss a potential new contract for defenseman P.K. Subban.

Subban is set to hit the jackpot this summer after playing exceptionally well over the course of a two-year deal that paid him an average of just $2.875MM the last two seasons. The Habs are definitely interested in signing him, but it remains to be seen what the ultimate price tag will be for his services.