Bryan Allen D MON 3 Days

Allen made his Montreal debut in Saturday night's win over Boston. He rotated on the third defensive pairing, playing a total of 14:30 in the win.

Head coach Michel Therrien has been dressing seven defensemen of late, which has resulted in fewer than normal minutes for all of the blue-liners. That's something that can pay dividends over the long haul for older rear-guards like Sergei Gonchar (17:28) and Anrei Markov (18:44).

Bryan Allen D MON 4 Days

Allen will be active for Saturday night's game in Boston, Hockey Inside Out reports.

Allen, who was acquired from Anaheim on Thursday, took part in Saturday's morning skate, paired with Mike Weaver.

Bryan Allen D MON 6 Days

Allen was traded to the Canadiens on Thursday in exchange for forward Rene Bourque.

Allen becomes the second addition the Habs have made to their blue line in the last two weeks, after the team acquired Sergei Gonchar from the Stars via trade Nov. 11. The 34-year-old, who appeared in six games with the Ducks, doesn't have much offensive ability in his arsenal, but he's been quite reliable in his own zone over his career. He's in the final season of a three-year, $10.5 million contract, so he'll just amount to a rental player for the Habs.

Bryan Allen D MON 19 Days

Allen (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Friday.

The move verifies that Allen will return to the lineup Friday against the Coyotes, as was expected after he practiced fully Thursday. The blueliner contributed 10 points to go along with a plus-20 rating over 68 games last season.

Bryan Allen D MON 20 Days

Allen (lower body) said that he expects to play Friday against the Coyotes, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Allen returned from his conditioning assignment at AHL Norfolk earlier this week, but the Ducks have chosen not to activate him from IR just yet. The team will likely observe him during Friday's morning skate before signing off on his entry into the lineup for his season debut.

Bryan Allen D MON 24 Days

Allen (lower body) has returned from his conditioning assignment at AHL Norfolk, but he'll remain on Injured Reserve for the time being.

Allen spent the weekend in Norfolk for what was essentially a rehabilitation assignment. It's unknown when, exactly, he'll be removed from IR, but when that time comes, Allen figures to be in the lineup on a nightly basis.

Bryan Allen D MON 1 Month

Allen (lower body) practiced with the team Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Allen hasn't suited up this year, but could return for Tuesday's matchup against the Blackhawks. The blueliner recorded 10 assists and 75 PIM in 68 games with the Ducks last season.

Bryan Allen D MON 1 Month

Allen (lower body) was able to participate in practice Monday, Kyle Shohara of reports.

Allen has been unable to play in any regular season games with an unspecified injury to his lower body. The 34-year-old mentioned after Monday's practice that he prefers to err on the side of caution in lieu of rushing back to the ice as quick as possible. Because of this, it's still undetermined when Allen will be able to play in his first game of the new season.

Bryan Allen D MON 1 Month

Allen (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve.

Allen hasn't played in any of the Ducks' three games and wasn't set to return anytime soon, resulting in his movement to IR. His removal from the 23-man roster will allow the Ducks to call up a forward from the minors while Patrick Maroon (knee) remains day-to-day.

Bryan Allen D MON 7 Months

Bryan Allen scored a goal in Anaheim's 4-2 loss on Wednesday.

It was Allen's first playoff goal in 18 career games. He had 10 assists in 68 contests during the regular season.