David Desharnais C MON 2 Days
Desharnais scored a goal in Tuesday's win over the Islanders and now has three goals and two assists in his last five games.
The surge in production coincides with his move to the third line with Lars Eller and P.A. Parenteau. Desharnais continues to get work on the man advantage as well.
David Desharnais C MON 8 Days
Desharnais was moved to left wing on the third line in Friday's practice, Hockey Inside Out reports. Lars Eller (upper body) returned from injury and reclaimed his spot at center of the third line.
With P.A. Parenteau skating at right wing, this will be the third-line configuration for Saturday night's game against Ottawa. Head coach Michel Therrien explained his vision to Desharnais, telling the forward that it's best for the team if he can adapt to many positions. Reading between the lines, this likely means Alex Galchenyuk will remain the center of the top line.
David Desharnais C MON 9 Days
Desharnais was the whole of the Montreal offense Thursday, tallying his fourth goal of the year on a third-period power play in a 2-1 loss to Anaheim.
He's been hot of late, racking up four points over the course of a three-game streak. While Desharnais has been known to go through slumps, he typically finds a way to course correct and get his points in the end, and that seems to be happening again this year.
David Desharnais C MON 10 Days
Desharnais, who was dropped to the third line recently, has a goal and two assists in the last two games.
Desharnais is adjusting to his new linemates, centering Brandon Prust and P.A. Parenteau for the time being. At some point, when Lars Eller returns from an upper-body injury, the lines may be tweaked again.
David Desharnais C MON 15 Days
Desharnais scored his third goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over the Kings.
Desharnais now has 17 points in 31 games, to go with a plus-8 rating. While he's been dropped down to the third line, Desharnais has been fairly consistent of late, recording seven points (one goal) in his last 11 games. While his goal total is disappointing, Desharnais is still on pace for a 40-50 point season, making him a reliable option in some deep leagues.
David Desharnais C MON 19 Days
Desharnais was moved off the top line during Monday's practice, the Montreal Gazette reports. He centered a line with Michael Bournival and P.A. Parenteau.
Head coach Michel Therrien is breaking up the pairing of Desharnais and Max Pacioretty, a duo who've played together since the days in the AHL. The coach made major line changes Monday in the wake of Montreal's worst stretch this season. Having scored 13 goals in the last seven games, in which they've won just once, it was time for a change.
David Desharnais C MON 21 Days
Desharnais was dropped to the third line during Saturday night's 4-1 loss to Dallas. He skated the third period with P.A. Parenteau and Brandon Prust.
The decision to shuffle lines was more about the team's effort than Desharnais', but with Montreal a loser in six of their last seven, perhaps a more permanent shakeup is in order.
David Desharnais C MON 26 Days
Desharnais assisted on Max Pacioretty's game-winning goal in Monday night's 4-3 win over the Avalanche. He's tied with Alex Galchenyuk for the team lead with 11 assists.
Desharnais didn't get off a shot in 15 minutes of ice time and has just 27 shots on goal through 26 games. That paucity of forays to the net could be a reason why he got less power-play time (1:02) than either Alex Galchenyuk (2:39) or Tomas Plekancec (2:45) in the win.
David Desharnais C MON 1 Month
Desharnais pocketed a goal and assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.
Desharnais was one of eight multi-point scorers on the night for a well-balanced Canadiens attack. The diminutive center hasn't been truly hot at any point this season, but with 10 points and a plus-10 rating in 18 games, he certainly hasn't qualified as a disappointment for the Habs.
David Desharnais C MON 2 Months
Desharnais scored in overtime to seal Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Red Wings. It was the first goal of the season for Montreal's top-line center.
Aside from a big night against the Bruins last week, the first line has been relatively quiet to start the season. That'll change. Desharnais, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher will be team scoring leaders before the season is done.