Semin has cleared waivers and the Canadiens have assigned him to St. John's (AHL).
Semin, who was a healthy scratch in the last five games, has seen his NHL career come crashing down. He has been sent to the AHL, but there is no word now whether or not he will report. Semin had just one goal and three assists in 15 games this season.
Semin will be back in the Canadiens lineup on Saturday.
Semin has been a healthy scratch for the last seven games, but will get back into the lineup tonight vs. the Avalanche. Semin has averaged 13:44 TOI this season, scoring once with two assists in 10 games. He will replace Paul Byron and skate with Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller.
Semin practiced on the Hurricanes first line on Thursday.
With Jiri Tlusty getting shipped out of town yesterday, the Hurricanes bumped Alex Semin to the top-line on Thursday. Semin has registered three assists and nine shots on goal in his last two games and Carolina is hoping that this is a sign of things to come.
Semin has two assists in his last four games and just eight points (1G / 7A) in 26 games this season. His production has been nowhere close to what anyone expected. He will be replaced by Chris Terry tonight.