Max Pacioretty LW MON 1 day ago

Pacioretty scored the lone Habs' goal in Friday's Game 1 loss to Tampa Bay.

While it was a weak goal, it still counts the same, as Pacioretty has now scored in back-to-back games. The 26-year-old is having a strong postseason thus far, potting three goals and firing 23 shots on goal in just six games. If the Habs hope to get past the Bolts and the surging Ben Bishop, the 37-goal-scorer will need be a big factor.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 6 days ago

Pacioretty potted his second goal of the playoffs in Sunday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Senators.

The goal was an empty-netter and came with less than a second remaining, but it counts the same nonetheless. Pacioretty also finished with a plus-2 rating on the night, making up for the minus-2 he sported through the first five games of the series. The winger finished the series with just the empty-net goal and a power-play tally in Game 1, but figures to be the team's top offensive producers going forward.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 2 weeks ago

Pacioretty returned to the lineup in Game 2, scoring a goal and firing three shots on goal in a win over Ottawa.

A great return for Pacioretty, who had been out of the lineup since April. 5 with an upper-body injury. While Pacioretty hasn't been a huge playoff performer in his career, the 26-year-old appears to be in full health and will play a large role in determining how far the Habs make it this postseason.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 2 weeks ago

Pacioretty will play on Friday in Game 2 of the Habs' playoff series against the Senators, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Pacioretty will almost certainly return to his spot on Montreal's second line with David Desharnais and Devante Smith-Pelly. Pacioretty, who has tallied 37 goals and 30 assists in 80 games this season, should provide a noticeable offensive boost for the Canadiens.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 2 weeks ago

Pacioretty (upper body) is considered a game-time decision for Friday's Game 2 against the Senators, Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Pacioretty missed Wednesday's Game 1, but he was cleared for contact earlier in the week and could return as soon as Friday. He worked with a regular line at Thursday's practice, which is an encouraging sign, but the team is yet to tip its hand as to what his status will be for Game 2.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 2 weeks ago

Pacioretty (upper body) worked on a line with David Desharnais and Devante Smith-Pelly during Thursday's practice, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports.

While Pacioretty's status for Friday's Game 2 against the Sens has yet to be confirmed, the fact that he was working on a regular line Thursday bodes well for his availability on that front. Meanwhile, fellow Habs' foward P.A. Parenteau is considered day-to-day with an upper body injury, while Ottawa's Mark Stone is iffy for Friday's game -- at a minimum -- due to a wrist injury.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 3 weeks ago

Coach Michel Therrien said Pacioretty (upper body) has been ruled out for Wednesday's postseason opener against the Senators, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports.

Pacioretty was forced out of the Canadiens' final two regular-season matches due to the injury, but there was some hope he might be able to play in Game 1 after he was cleared for contact earlier this week. However, he wasn't a participant in line rushes during Wednesday's morning skate, and will now receive some extra time off to heal up. Therrien wouldn't rule Pacioretty out for Friday's Game 2, but the winger will probably need to demonstrate to the coaching staff that he's healthy the morning of the game before slotting back into the lineup. With Pacioretty unavailable Wednesday, Devante Smith-Pelly is slated to occupy a top-six role.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 3 weeks ago

Pacioretty (upper body) has been cleared for contact, TSN's John Lu reports.

That said, Lu adds that coach Michel Therrien indicated that at this stage he'd be surprised if Pacioretty played Wednesday against the Senators, but so far such an outcome has yet to be ruled out.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 3 weeks ago

Pacioretty (upper body) participated in Tuesday's practice, but did not take part in regular line rushes, TSN's John Lu reports.

While Pacioretty's presence on the ice Tuesday is encouraging, his status for Wednesday's playoff opener against the Senators remains unclear at this stage, with Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports noting that the winger doesn't appear to have been cleared for contact yet.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 3 weeks ago

Pacioretty (upper body) hopes to be cleared for contact Tuesday, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.

At this stage, Pacioretty isn't yet cleared for contact, and it's uncertain whether he will be ready for Wednesday's playoff opener against the Senators. The Habs, however, don't seem inclined to rush Pacioretty back and according to coach Michel Therrien, the forward won't suit up again until he is 100 percent.