David Desharnais C MON 1 hour ago

Desharnais will not play in Game 2 Sunday against the Lightning because of flu symptoms, the TSN Montreal Bureau reports.

Without Desharnais, the Canadiens will rely on Brian Flynn to step into his spot. Desharnais got the flu a couple months ago and only missed a few days, so expect him to be questionable going into Game 3 of this series against Tampa Bay.

David Desharnais C MON 2 weeks ago

Desharnais collected two assists in Friday's Game 2 win over Ottawa.

A dominant effort from Desharnais, who saw 18:40 of ice time in the victory. With the return of Max Pacioretty, Desharnais saw his ice time from Game 1 increase by a whopping six minutes in Game 2. While he's only scored twice in 29 career playoff games, Desharnais, skating on the second line with Pacioretty, can be a difference maker in a playoff series.

David Desharnais C MON 1 month ago

Desharnais assisted on Max Pacioretty's game-winner in Saturday night's 3-2 overtime win against Florida.

Desharnais has four points in the previous five games. Not so coincidentally, his streak is fueled by a move back to the top line with Pacioretty.

David Desharnais C MON 1 month ago

Desharnais (illness) was active for Saturday's game against the Sharks and skated 14:58 in a 2-0 win.

Desharnais had been experiencing flu-like symptoms over the past few days.

David Desharnais C MON 1 month ago

Desharnais (flu-like symptoms) was on the ice for the Canadiens' morning skate and appears to be on track to play Saturday against the Sharks, John Lu of TSN reports.

The illness prevented Desharnais from practicing Friday, but it looks like he just needed a day of rest for the symptoms to subside. He assumed his usual spot as the Habs' second-line center during Saturday's skate. The 28-year-old has 42 points and a career-best plus-20 rating over 72 games this season.

David Desharnais C MON 1 month ago

Desharnais is not at Friday's practice due to flu-like symptoms, TSN's John Lu reports.

Desharnais ended a six-game goal drought in Thursday's win over the Hurricanes, but he may need to wait a few days before getting another chance to tickle the twine. He can be considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Sharks.

David Desharnais C MON 1 month ago

Desharnais broke a six-game slump by scoring a goal in Thursday night's 4-0 win over the Hurricanes.

Since moving off the top line, life hasn't been so great for the fan-base's greatest whipping boy. Desharnais was caught up in head coach Michel Therrien's line shuffle back when Montreal was losers in five of six games, and is now skating with P.A. Parenteau and Alex Galchenyuk. That's a troika without much experience playing together, but they should continue on as a unit because the Canadiens are winning games again.

David Desharnais C MON 2 months ago

Desharnais notched two assists and went plus-1 in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss at the hands of the Kings.

The Habs have managed all of eight goals in their last four games, and Desharnais has been involved with five of those. Over the last nine games, he's picked up two goals and seven assists while going a sparkling plus-8. Those who bought in despite his underwhelming first four months of the year have been handsomely rewarded over the last month-plus.

David Desharnais C MON 2 months ago

Desharnais had two goals in Saturday's 4-0 win over Toronto. He has six points and a plus-8 rating in his last six games.

The first goal was his 200th point of his career; the second when into an empty net. He's a valuable role contributor in most fantasy formats, but right now, he's delivering more than anticipated. Take advantage.

David Desharnais C MON 2 months ago

Desharnais had an assist in Saturday night's 3-1 win over Columbus. The first-line center has an assist in each of the previous three games.That's what can happen when one skates with Montreal's best offensive weapon, Max Pacioretty, who has scored four goals in the past four games. Desharnais is in a good spot between Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher.