Alex Galchenyuk C MON 5 Days
Alex Galchenyuk netted a power-play goal in a 5-2 loss to Phoenix on Thursday night.
He deflected a shot by P.K. Subban on a two-man advantage during the second period to make it 3-2, but that was as close as the Canadiens would get. It was Galchenyuk's 12th goal of the season and his third point in his past five games.
Alex Galchenyuk C MON 12 Days
Alex Galchenyuk felt better as the game went on Wednesday night.
"I got my legs under me in the third period," said Galchenyuk, who returned from a broken hand in a 2-1 overtime loss to Detroit. "The first two periods were OK, but I was trying to get back into the rhythm of the game. You can practice all you want, but it's not the same as playing a game." He was moved to a line with Brian Gionta and Tomas Plekanec in the third frame of the contest and the trio got Montreal's only goal. Galchenyuk finished the match with two shots and a plus-1 rating in 15:15 of ice time. Get him back in your lineup if you normally would.
Alex Galchenyuk C MON 14 Days
Alex Galchenyuk (hand) appears as though he will play Wednesday night against Detroit.
He has been out of action since Jan. 6 because of a broken hand. Galchenyuk skated alongside Lars Eller and Rene Bourque during Tuesday's practice. He has 10 goals and 23 points in 44 games this campaign.
Alex Galchenyuk C MON 17 Days
Alex Galchenyuk has been cleared for contact.
He has been out of action since early January with a broken right hand but he was able to particiapte fully in the Canadiens' practice Friday. It is still not clear if Galchenyuk will suit up against the Red Wings on Wednesday when NHL play resumes.
Alex Galchenyuk C MON 19 Days
Alex Galchenyuk skated with his teammates for the first time on Wednesday since suffering a broken right hand in early January.
"It's my first practice with the team and I am still looking to get more speed and flexibility back in my hand," said Galchenyuk, who required an ice pack on his hand when he spoke to the media after the session. "There are little things I have to work on, like the toe drag I tried out there. I know what I have to do, but I have to think about it. Those movements have to become natural again." He hasn't played since Jan. 6 and has 23 points in 44 games this season.
Alex Galchenyuk C MON 2 Months
Alex Galchenyuk is not geting any significant power-play ice time.
It is a bit strange that the talented rookie is not seeing ice time with the man advantage while less gifted players such as Rene Bourque, are. Against the Panthers Sunday night, Galchenyuk did not skate a second on the power play and received only 13:35 minutes of ice time in total. Keep an eye on this situation going forward.
Alex Galchenyuk C MON 3 Months
Alex Galchenyuk scored his 10th goal of the season (a game-winner) as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Sunday.
All three of the 2012 first-rounder's points in the past five games have been goals. He also has 15 SOG in that span. Overall, Galchenyuk has 22 points in 35 games this season.
Alex Galchenyuk C MON 3 Months
The Canadiens have shuffled their top lines for Saturday's game against the Islanders.
Alex Galchenyuk, who was the best Hab Thursday night in a loss to the Flyers, will leave the "Kid Line" to skate alongside Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta, while Michael Bournival will take Galchenyuk's place alongside Brendan Gallagher and Lars Eller. Consider this a boost for Bournival. Montreal's other scoring line of David Desharnais, Max Paciorrety and Daniel Briere will stay intact.