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Is playoff action next for Canadiens’ Tinordi?

Apr 25, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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Jarred Tinordi was one of eight call-ups from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League to the Montreal Canadiens earlier this week, and there is talk the 2010 first-round pick could perhaps see action in the playoffs.

Here is a little bit of what Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette wrote:

Tinordi, 6-foot-6 and 210 (at least) pounds, will be in the lineup Thursday. There will be no word from head coach Michel Therrien until after game-day morning skate on who comes out in his place.

And if Tinordi performs well, it’s possible — perhaps likely — that he’ll see action in the playoffs which begin next week.

“It’s special to be around Montreal during playoff time,” Tinordi told the Montreal Gazette.

“Whether you’re playing or not, you’re excited to be there. But obviously you’re hoping to get a chance to play. So you work hard and wait to see what happens.”

Tinordi, 21, has just six career National Hockey League games to his name, and just one assist in that span.

The Habs seem like a team in need of a spark.
They have a playoff secured but are battling the Boston Bruins for the Northeast Division and the second seed in the Eastern Conference standings. Those two teams are tied at 59 points, although the Bruins have a game in hand.
The Canadiens have also lost five of their last six games.
  1. nhstateline - Apr 25, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    Can the NHL just have “none of the above” win the division then put the Bruins, Habs and Leafs names in a hat and draw them to figure out seeding. None of these teams seem to want to win the division title based on the way they’re playing and the way the B’s and Habs have both failed to seal the deal repeatedly. This is more like a race to see who falls apart slower than it is a sprint to the finish.

  2. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    At the beginning of the year I strongly criticized the Habs d men. That said Therrien did a hell of a job getting the most he can out of them with a good team concept. I was surprised when they sent Tinordi back down. In my opinion he played well enough to be the sixth d man not far behind number 5.

  3. mclovinhockey - Apr 25, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    He is too small haha. Wow 6 foot 6 and the way he has played. The guy is good, might need a little more time but he is getting solid for a bottom pair D

  4. 19to77 - Apr 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Alexei Yemelin gets injured and the whole defensive unit falls to pieces. Wow. I didn’t realize he was such a key piece.

  5. oquintero99 - Apr 25, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Is he the son of Mark Tinordi?

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