Max Pacioretty LW MTL 4 days ago

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said recently that Pacioretty (knee) remains on schedule in the rehabilitation process, Arpon Basu of reports.

Max Pacioretty LW MTL 2 months ago

Pacioretty will be held out of action for 12 weeks due to a knee injury.

Pacioretty reportedly suffered the injury during an off-ice workout on Thursday. The good news is the injury will not require surgery. The bad news is that if Pacioretty does indeed require 12 weeks to recover from the injury, he will miss the entirety of the Canadiens training camp, and may even be in danger of missing a couple of the team's first regular season games. The Canadiens should provide an update on Pacioretty's status closer to the start of the season.

Max Pacioretty LW MTL 4 months ago

Pacioretty tallied the only Montreal goal in Tuesday's season-ending Game 6 loss to the Lightning.

It was a case of too little, too late, as he struck with just 4:57 remaining in the third period, but at least Pacioretty was able to do something. He finishes the playoffs with a modest seven points (five goals) in 12 games; now he'll hope that Habs management can find some more scorers in the offseason, as Montreal suffered mightily from a dearth of offense in the playoffs.

Max Pacioretty LW MTL 4 months ago

Pacioretty scored a shorthanded goal, handed out two assists and went plus-3 in Thursday's Game 4 rout of the Lightning.

Pacioretty and the Habs had their season on the line, down 3-0 in the series, and they delivered. The 26-year-old winger had tallied just a single point (a goal) in the first three games against Tampa; he'll need to rack up plenty more for the Canadiens to claw their way out of the hole they've found themselves in.

Max Pacioretty LW MTL 4 months 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 MTL 4 months 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 MTL 4 months 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 MTL 4 months 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 MTL 4 months 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 MTL 5 months 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.