P. A. Parenteau RW MON 14 Days

Parenteau was dropped to the third line for Friday night's game against Chicago. He skated 10:34 with four shots on net in a 4-3 loss.

Parenteau's spent time up and down the lines through the first third of the season, as head coach Michel Therrien continues to shuffle forwards on team that's among the lower third in terms of scoring per game. He remains on one of Montreal's power-play units, however, that's another area in which the team ranks in the lower third of the NHL.

P. A. Parenteau RW MON 21 Days

Parenteau scored a power-play goal in Friday night's 2-1 loss to the Sabres. It was his third man-advantage goal this season.

The Canadiens had practiced a new power-play strategy during the week, going with four forwards instead of three. Head coach Michel Therrien was reluctant to use that alignment during Montreal's first two power plays but did so on their final chance, which produced Parenteau's goal. We suspect the coach will deploy the four-forward attack when the two teams meet Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

P. A. Parenteau RW MON 1 Month

Parenteau scored twice in Saturday's win over the Flyers.

He hasn't delivered as the Habs had hoped when they acquired him, but perhaps he's starting to show signs of life. He has four points, including three goals, in his last five games. It's not a true streak, but it's the best he's done lately. Watch and wait.

P. A. Parenteau RW MON 1 Month

Parenteau scored Montreal's lone regulation goal and then potted the shootout winner in Wednesday night's 2-1 win over the Sabres. The regulation goal snapped an eight-game point drought and the shootout winner was his third of the season.

Parenteau was moved up to the first line, with Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais, as part of head coach Michel Therrien's promised lineup changes.

P. A. Parenteau RW MON 2 Months

Parenteau's shootout goal gave the Canadiens' a 2-1 win over the Flames on Tuesday. Since scoring twice against Boston, Parenteau does not have a point in five straight games.

Until the shootout, Parenteau had contributed little: zero shots and a cross-checking penalty late in the third period of a tie game. The Canadiens have been outplayed in the first two games of their swing through western Canada and it would not be surprising to see some lineup changes heading into Thursday's game against the Canucks.

P. A. Parenteau RW MON 2 Months

Parenteau scored two goals Thursday in a win over Boston, though the second was an empty-netter.

They were Parenteau's first two goals of the year, but he's actually on a point-per-game pace early on here, with the two tallies and three helpers in five contests. Parenteau should keep seeing good offensive opportunities in Montreal, so he's a solid fantasy roll.

P. A. Parenteau RW MON 2 Months

Parenteau, who started Saturday night's game on the third line, was promoted to the second line with left wing Alex Galchenyuk and center Tomas Plekanec for the third period. He had an assist on Plekanec's goal and now has three helpers in his first three games with the new team.

The second line had a hand in two of Montreal's three goals and keyed a third consecutive game of last-game heroics for the 3-0 Canadiens. The Plekanec line has been Montreal's most prolific thus far, so at this time, it's a good landing spot for Parenteau.

P. A. Parenteau RW MON 2 Months

Parenteau picked up a third-period assist and then scored the winner in the shootout to deliver a come-from-behind, 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night.

This guy has been an underrated offensive player his entire career, but the move to an Original Six team that's in Canada could catapult him into prominence ... especially as a Quebec-born player. He can add value to your roster.

P. A. Parenteau RW MON 2 Months

Parenteau, who started Thursday night on the top line, was eventually moved to the third line with Lars Eller and Rene Bourque in Montreal's 2-1 shootout win over Washington.

This was not a reflection of Parenteau's work, but rather it was head coach Michel Therrien tweaking the lines after his team was out-shot, 15-2, in the first period. Parenteau had what appeared to be a goal in the third period, but it was waved off due to Rene Bourque interfering with the goalie.

P. A. Parenteau RW MON 2 Months

Parenteau picked up two assists in Wednesday's win over the Maple Leafs.

Parenteau got off to a hot start with his new team, collecting two assists in the win. His role as a top line winger could give him a boost in offensive production that he never had while with the Avalanche.