David Desharnais C MON 27 Days

Desharnais had an assist in Sunday's loss to the Coyotes. The point snapped a three-game drought.

The Canadiens have hit a rough patch in terms of goal-scoring the last few games and several players have been unproductive. Desharnais has just 25 points in 49 games, but is now centering young offensive stars Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk (two goals Sunday). In theory, he's in a good spot to ramp up his point production.

David Desharnais C MON 1 Month

Desharnais bagged a goal and chipped in an assist in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Islanders.

It was Desharnais' unassisted goal that help up as the game-winner in a contest that featured 10 scores. The diminutive center was in desperate need of the multi-point showing; he had been limited to just one point over his previous eight games.

David Desharnais C MON 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.