Brandon Prust LW MON 2 weeks ago

Prust handed out two assists -- one shorthanded -- Tuesday in a 3-2 win over Florida.

So ends a nine-game skid for Prust, who now has 16 points on the season. As usual, his main value lies in penalty minutes -- he's spent a bit more than two full hours in the sin bin this season.

Brandon Prust LW MON 2 months ago

Prust (illness) was activated for Saturday's game against New Jersey. He skated 11:17 in a 6-2 win over the Devils.

Prust had missed some practice time this week due to a flu, but was able to go Saturday. He skated on the fourth line.

Brandon Prust LW MON 2 months ago

Prust (illness) participated in the Habs' morning skate, but his status for Saturday's game against the Devils remains unknown, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Prust took part in line rushes as a member of the fourth trio, which would seemingly indicate that he's ready to play. However, the Canadiens could exercise some precaution and give him another night off to recover from the flu, which knocked him out of Friday's practice. Expect his status to be more clearly discerned during pregame warmups.

Brandon Prust LW MON 2 months ago

Prust missed Friday's practice with the flu, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Prust has played in every contest this season, but he may be in danger of missing Saturday's game against the Devils. The Habs have a back-to-back this weekend, facing the Bruins on Sunday night.

Brandon Prust LW MON 2 months ago

Prust earned an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars.

The 30-year-old logged 14:57 TOI in the win, his highest total in seven games. Prust is one of the top agitators on the Habs' roster with 85 PIM on the season, but his meager point totals at the forward spot don't make him relevant in most formats.

Brandon Prust LW MON 3 months ago

Prust scored a goal in Saturday night's 4-1 win over the Senators. He was elevated to the second line for the game and had 17:36 of ice time.

Prust, normally a fourth-liner, has been skating on the third and second lines lately. And he's taking advantage of his ice time with more skilled forwards. He has points in three of the last four games.

Brandon Prust LW MON 4 months ago

In the 400th game of his NHL career, Prust had an assist in Friday night's 6-2 win over Los Angeles. Since causing 27 minutes in penalties against the Sabres on Nov. 28, Prust has more points (three assists) than PIM (two).

The 400 games is a remarkable achievement for Prust, who was a walk on as a junior with the London Knights and has since agitated his way into a respectable NHL career. Known more as a fourth-line grinder and a pugilist, Prust has worked his way onto the third line with David Desharnais and P.A. Parenteau after recent line changes implemented by head coach Michel Therrien.

Brandon Prust LW MON 4 months ago

Prust was tagged for 27 PIM in Friday's loss to the Sabres.

Well, at least he is contributing with PIM, because he really isn't doing much else. Through 24 games, Prust has just one goal and four assists, making him not worth your time in fantasy. His 62 PIM are second most in the NHL, but aside from that, there really isn't much else the third-liner provides.

Brandon Prust LW MON 4 months ago

Prust scored a goal in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.

It was the first goal of the season for Prust to bring his point total to four. At this rate he likely won't top his career best of 29 points, so while he's a useful winger for the Habs, he doesn't hold a lot of value for fantasy purposes.

Brandon Prust LW MON 5 months ago

Prust skated on the third line Saturday night and had two assists in a 4-1 win over the Wild. He skated a season 15:20.

Head coach Michel Therrien hit on a nice blend of grit, size and offensive skill when he assembled Prust, Lars Eller and Jiri Sekac on the third line for Saturday's game. Prust has the ability to elevate his game when moved off the fourth line and we imagine this trio will stay together for the immediate future, leaving Rene Bourque in the press box.