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Brandon Prust | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
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Brandon Prust was the hero on Friday night as he scored the game winning goal on a breakaway late in the third period.
The unlikely goal scorer helped Montreal improve to 3-0-0 so far in the preseason. Prust scored six goals in 52 games for the Canadiens last year and has 35 goals for his career. Sep 26 - 10:53 PM

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Brandon Prust skated with Rene Bourque and Lars Eller during Thursday's morning session.

He will return to the lineup on Thursday night in Game 6 after serving his two-game suspension. Prust will be taking injured winger Dale Weise's spot on the Canadiens' third line.
May 29 - 6:39 PM

Now that his suspension is over, Brandon Prust will be reinserted into Montreal's lineup.

No surprise there, but now we have confirmation. Prust was forced to miss two games after he delivered a late hit to Derek Stepan that left the Rangers forward with a broken jaw.
May 28 - 12:17 PM

Brandon Prust has completed his two-game suspension for his "late" and "violent" hit on Derek Stepan.

Stepan suffered a broken jaw as a result of the blow. Prust was forced to miss Games 4 and 5 of the Eastern Conference Final as punishment for his actions.
May 28 - 9:25 AM

Brandon Prust is sorry that he injured Derek Stepan with his late hit in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Prust was suspended two games for the hit in the first period that broke Stepan’s jaw. The former Ranger texted Stepan to say he felt "awful" about the result of the hit. "It's an unfortunate injury, unfortunate for him and unfortunate for me," Prust said. "I'm not out there trying to injure anybody, and (Stepan's) a friend of mine. My main focus of my hit was keeping my elbow tucked and trying to make sure I got him in the chest. By no means, whether they're friends or not, you don't want to injure anybody." The Canadiens trail in the series 2-1, with Game 4 on Sunday night.
Source: NHL.com
May 24 - 11:24 PM

Brandon Prust has received a two-game suspension for his hit on Derek Stepan.

Prust's hit was called "late" and "violent" and was ruled as interference. Stepan suffered a broken jaw and needed surgery as a result. Prust will be eligible to return on Thursday for Game 6, should the series last that long.
Source: NHL.com
May 23 - 5:32 PM

Brandon Prust will have a phone hearing due to his hit on Derek Stepan on Thursday.

Prust wasn't penalized for the first period hit, but the Rangers felt it was a high hit. Stepan briefly left the game, but returned for the remainder of the contest.
Source: NHL.com
May 23 - 10:57 AM

Brandon Prust might be suspended for his questionable hit on Rangers forward Drek Stepan on Thursday.

The incident occurred early in the first period. The Rangers felt Prust's hit focused on Stepan's head. Fortunately Stepan didn't appear to be badly hurt as a result of the incident.
May 23 - 9:59 AM

Brandon Prust didn't participate in Thursday's morning skate, but he will be available for Game 3 against the New York Rangers.

It was an optional session, but coach Michel Therrien said that changes could be made to Montreal's lineup with the team down 2-0 in the series. Prust has been a healthy scratch two times in the playoffs.
May 22 - 2:05 PM

There are six players who will particiapte in the Canadiens/Rangers series who have played for the opposite team at one point in their respective careers.

Current Habs Brandon Prust and Dale Weise played for the Rangers, while current New Yorkers Ryan McDonough, Benoit Pouliot, Dominic Moore and Raphael Diaz all were once part of the Canadiens' organization. It will be interesting to see how Prust, Weise and Diaz perform as they all switched teams in the last two seasons.
May 17 - 9:04 AM

Montreal inserted Brandon Prust back into the lineup for Game 5 on Saturday.

Prust spent two games in the press box. He was limited to 8:28 minutes of ice time and was credited with one hit in Montreal's 4-2 loss to Boston.
May 11 - 9:42 AM

Brandon Prust was scratched Tuesday night in Game 3.

Travis Moen took his spot in the lineup. Prust skated as an extra during Monday's practice, so it was thought that he may be out for Tuesday's match. He saw just 7:29 of ice time on Saturday in Game 2 and it's believed that he may be trying to play through an injury.
May 7 - 8:02 AM

Brandon Prust is using Montreal's time off to rest.

He was able to return in the playoffs after missing the last 12 games of the regular season with a suspected shoulder injury. "The next couple of days are about recovering," he said Wednesday. "I haven't gotten out of bed too much, except to grab some food and watch some TV. I've slept the day away. No plans. I doubt we'll move far from the bed today." He also stated that he's been keeping an eye on the Boston-Detroit series to see which team the Canadiens will face in Round 2.
Apr 24 - 2:41 PM

Brandon Prust (upper body) is good to play in Game 1 on Wednesday.

It will be Prust's first game in nearly a month. He has 13 points and 121 penalty minutes in 52 games this season.
Apr 16 - 1:32 PM

Brandon Prust (upper body) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.

Prust skated alongside Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher during Tuesday's practice. He hasn't played since March 18.
Apr 15 - 2:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Jiri Sekac
5Brandon Prust
6Dale Weise
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski