Ales Hemsky
RW FA
9 months ago

Hemsky (concussion) won't return before the end of the season, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hemsky hasn't played since Oct. 20 and appeared in just seven games this year. With no points to show for it, the winger's debut season with Montreal could also be his last, as the 34-year-old is set to be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Ales Hemsky
RW FA
10 months ago

Hemsky (concussion) skated on his own ahead of Montreal's game-day skate Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Despite reportedly being cleared for contact, Hemsky once again was held out of practice Monday, which could be an indication he suffered a relapse in his recovery from a concussion. Until the winger is activated off injured reserve, fantasy owners will want to avoid utilizing him for their lineups, especially considering he remains without a clear timeline to return to action.

Ales Hemsky
RW FA
10 months ago

Hemsky (concussion) took contact during Friday's practice but won't play Saturday against the Lightning, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Considering he hasn't played since Oct. 20, the Canadiens want to ensure Hemsky absorbs enough contact before returning to duty, so his next chance to dress will be Monday against the Flyers. Even before his injury, the 34-year-old forward didn't post a point over seven games, so the Habs likely aren't in a rush to return him, especially since they've basically been eliminated from the playoff picture.

Ales Hemsky
RW FA
10 months ago

Hemsky (concussion) will stay back in Montreal when the team heads out on a four-game road trip.

EDGE Analysis

Hemsky has been doing some light skating, but otherwise has yet to resume practicing, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see he is not making the trip. The Habs return home Feb. 22 against the Rangers, however, since he won't be practicing with the team, his return will likely be after that game (at the earliest).

Ales Hemsky
RW FA
10 months ago

Hemsky (concussion) skated following Tuesday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hemsky, who has been sidelined since suffering a concussion in Anaheim on Oct. 20, still hasn't been cleared for contact.

Ales Hemsky
RW FA
11 months ago

Hemsky (concussion) won't play Saturday against the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran winger has been a full participant in practice since last week, but he hasn't played since he sustained a concussion Oct. 20 against the Ducks, so the Canadiens are going to give him all the time he needs to get back to 100 percent before inserting him back into the lineup. Montreal should release another update on Hemsky's status once he's given the green light to return to action.

Ales Hemsky
RW FA
11 months ago

Hemsky (concussion) will join the team for its upcoming two-game road trip, but is not expected to suit up, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hemsky recently ditched the non-contact jersey at practice and will take another step in his recovery by traveling with the club. While the Habs have not provided a specific timeline for the winger's return, slotting into the lineup for Saturday's tilt with Boston certainly seems like a possibility. The Czech will need to be activated off injured reserve in order to play, along with an additional roster move to clear space under the 23-man limit.

Ales Hemsky
RW FA
11 months ago

Hemsky (concussion) was back on the ice for practice Friday wearing a non-contact jersey.

EDGE Analysis

Hemsky last saw game action Oct. 20 against the Ducks, remaining on the sideline since then as he continued to struggle with concussion symptoms. He's finally made enough progress on the front to return to practice without contact, but the winger remains without a timetable to return at the moment. More information on his status should surface as he closes in on a return to the ice.

Ales Hemsky
RW FA
1 year ago

Hemsky (concussion) has been on the ice just once after sustaining a concussion against the Ducks on Oct. 20, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news that Hemsky has been unable to get on the ice does not bode well for his long-term prospects of getting back on the ice -- whether that means this season or beyond. The 2001 first-round pick has missed the Habs' previous 17 outings and appears no closer to returning to the lineup. Simply skating would be just the first step in the winger's recovery process, so fantasy owners probably shouldn't be banking on a return any time soon.

Ales Hemsky
RW FA
1 year ago

Hemsky did not practice Monday due to the effects of a concussion sustained Friday against the Ducks, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hemsky has already been placed on injured reserve, with the team offering clarification regarding the nature of his ailment. Even when healthy, the winger's opportunities have been limited, as he is logging just 9:55 of ice time per game. While the Czech is sidelined, Torrey Mitchell and Nikita Scherbak will compete for the open spot on the Habs' fourth line.