Alexander Semin
RW FA
1 year ago

Semin re-signed with KHL club Metallurg Magnitogorsk on a one-year contract, Igor Eronko of Sport-Express reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old Semin was waived by Montreal early in the 2015-16 season after scoring just four points in 15 games He then won a KHL championship with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, and he'll now return to the club for a repeat effort.

Alexander Semin
RW FA
2 years ago

Semin has a deal in place to play the remainder of the season with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL, TSN's Frank Seravalli reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was widely believed that Semin would sign with a KHL club after Montreal placed him on unconditional waivers Wednesday, so this latest development doesn't come as much of a surprise. The former 40-goal scorer was a huge disappointment for the Canadiens after signing a one-year contract with the team this offseason, tallying four points (one goal, three assists) in 15 games, while averaging just over 12 minutes of ice time per game. Semin has almost certainly played his last game in the NHL.

Alexander Semin
RW FA
2 years ago

Semin was placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

After he didn't report to AHL St. John's, Semin is likely eyeing a move to the KHL in his native Russia. Semin looked like one of the most talented players in the world when he scored 40 goals in the 2009-10 season, but his career has come off the rails, scoring just seven goals in his last 72 games. This go-around with the Habs is likely to be the last time Semin is seen wearing an NHL sweater.

Alexander Semin
RW FA
2 years ago

There's speculation that Semin (lower body) is heading to the KHL of Russia, the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Semin cleared waivers Tuesday and was sent down to St. John's of the American Hockey Leauge, but the wait is on to see if he actually reports.

Alexander Semin
RW FA
2 years ago

Semin (lower body) has cleared waivers, per Renaud Lavoie of TVA sports.

EDGE Analysis

Sportsnet's Eric Engels reports that Semin has been assigned to AHL St. John's, which might have been the Habs' intent of waiving him in the first place because the parent club now has the Russian on the books at a cap hit of only $150,000. Semin is still dealing with a lower-body injury, however, and his next chance to appear in a game at the minor-league level will be this Friday.

Alexander Semin
RW FA
2 years ago

Semin was placed on waivers Monday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

EDGE Analysis

Semin, who is currently on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, hasn't panned out for the Habs this season (one goal, four points in 15 games). Montreal took a minimal risk in signing Semin to a one-year deal worth $1.1 million, as even if he clears waivers and is assigned to the AHL, only a $150,000 cap hit will be charged to Montreal. The mercurial Russian has a good chance of being claimed though, as 40-goal scorers who are only 31 years of age do not become available very often.

Alexander Semin
RW FA
2 years ago

Semin (undisclosed) has been placed on injured reserve and will miss at least one week, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As noted in the report, Christian Thomas has been recalled from AHL St. John's as a move that directly corresponds to Semin's placement on injured reserve. Semin is a talented player with 517 career points (239 goals, 278 assists) but his point totals have been doing a tailspin since tallying 54 points in 2011-12, his last season with the Capitals. He has just four points in 15 games with Montreal this campaign and his low 12:20 TOI/G is a key limiting factor for the Russian.

Alexander Semin
RW FA
2 years ago

Semin has been ruled out of the remainder of Wednesday's tilt against the Rangers with an undisclosed injury, Sportsnet's Eric Engels reports.

EDGE Analysis

It isn't clear when or how Semin suffered the ding, but the Canadiens should provide an update on his status following Wednesday's game. The 31-year-old winger logged just 5:22 of ice time before exiting the contest.

Alexander Semin
RW FA
2 years ago

Semin notched an assist Friday against the Islanders in a 5-3 win.

EDGE Analysis

Semin played on the fourth line and logged just 9:01, but managed to score the second assist on Montreal's first goal. He fired another four shots on net in a surprisingly productive game. Semin returned to the lineup after Torrey Mitchell (lower body) left Thursday's game, and even after notching a point, his status for Sunday's game against the Islanders is uncertain. He's too unreliable to be a valuable fantasy asset.

Alexander Semin
RW FA
2 years ago

Semin is expected to return to the active lineup Friday night against the Islanders after Torrey Mitchell left Thursday night's loss to the Coyotes with a lower body injury.

EDGE Analysis

The reconfigured second line with Mitchell played well Thursday, but it's back to the disappointing Semin, who's been a healthy scratch in nine of the last 11 games.