Max Pacioretty LW MON 5 Days

Pacioretty (upper body) played 18:48 in Saturday night's 4-1 win over Ottawa. He had two assists and three hits.

Pacioretty was touch-and-go after getting shoved into the boards in Thursday's loss to the Ducks. His quick recovery is good news and even better still, the two assists. He has five assists in the previous three games.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 6 Days

Pacioretty is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Senators.

Pacioretty's injury was muscular in nature, so he likely sustained no lasting damage from the hit he took Friday from Clayton Stoner that sent him to the hospital.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 6 Days

Pacioretty (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's tilt with the Senators, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports.

The Habs plan to have Pacioretty skate during pregame warmups and assess his condition afterward before deciding whether or not he'll be fit to play. It looks like a formal announcement on his status could come down to the wire, so the risk-averse may want to steer away from using him in daily formats. For what it's worth, he was a full participant in morning skate, which would normally indicate that a player is healthy and ready to suit up.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 6 Days

Pacioretty (upper body) was on the ice for morning skate Saturday and could be an option for the game later in the evening against the Senators, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Though Pacioretty was briefly hospitalized after exiting Thursday's game following a hard hit by the Ducks' Clayton Stoner, his return to the ice creates hope that he won't have to miss any time due to the injury. It's uncertain if coach Michel Therrien will formally confirm that Pacioretty will return to the lineup Saturday, so it might not be until pregame warmups that a report on the winger's official status comes forth.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 7 Days

Coach Michel Therrien said Friday that Pacioretty (upper body) is being treated as day-to-day with his injury.

Pacioretty was lifted from Thursday's game following a hard hit by the Ducks' Clayton Stoner, which resulted in him heading to the hospital as a precaution. Fortunately for the winger, it appears the injury he sustained isn't significant, though his status for Saturday's game against the Senators remains in some peril. He wasn't able to practice Friday and will probably need to skate Saturday morning to have a legitimate shot at playing in the next game.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 8 Days

Pacioretty suffered an undisclosed injury injury in the third period of Thursday's game against the Ducks and will not return, Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Pacioretty's injury was reportedly the result of a hit by the Ducks' Clayton Stoner, and was taken directly to the Canadiens' locker room. He will miss the remainder of Thursday's contest, and should receive an update prior to Saturday's contest against the Senators.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 10 Days

Pacioretty assisted on all three of linemate Alex Galchenyuk's goals in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes.

In fact, he had the primary helper on each one, as that duo worked together extremely effectively on Tuesday. Pacioretty's been a bit inconsistent of late, as he's been on the scoresheet in just two of the last six games, but he's got five points in those two games.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 16 Days

Pacioretty picked up a second-period assist on the game's opening goal and scored into an empty net Tuesday in a 3-1 win over Montreal.

He also went plus-2, pushing his already-career-high rating to a career-higher plus-12 for the year. Pacioretty's scoring pace is a little off from the last few years, thanks in part to him having gone scoreless over the prior three games, but he's a good bet to end up with 30-plus goals and around 60 points when all's said and done.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 24 Days

Pacioretty's third-period goal was the game-winner in Monday night's 4-3 win over Colorado. He has goals in two straight games.

The goal was his eighth third-period marker this season, putting him second in the NHL behind Rick Nash's 10.

Max Pacioretty LW MON 26 Days

Pacioretty suffered a cut above lip, the result of P.K. Subban's stick, during Saturday night's loss to the Sabres and required stitches, the Montreal Gazette reports.

There's nothing to worry about here. Pacioretty went to the clinic, got patched up, and then scored a third-period goal.