David Desharnais C MON 6 Days

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 7 Days

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 8 Days

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 8 Days

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 22 Days

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 27 Days

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 1 Month

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.

David Desharnais C MON 2 Months

Desharnais scored the game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday against the Flyers, extending his point streak to five games.The guy has been an absolute monster since the calendar turned to February, tallying two goals, six assists and a plus-9 rating over five games. His season stats are still middling, but make sure he's in your lineup while he's red-hot.

David Desharnais C MON 2 Months

Desharnais extended his point streak to four games when picked up an assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Bruins.

Desharnais has seven points (1 goal, six assists) in the past four games. For the last two-plus games, he's been reunited on the top line with Max Pacioretty.

David Desharnais C MON 2 Months

Desharnais set up three Montreal goals in Saturday's 6-2 win over New Jersey. The points stretched his scoring streak to three games and six points, including five assists.

He now has 30 points in 51 games, but nine of those have come in the last eight outings. Take full advantage.