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Max Pacioretty | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
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Max Pacioretty is recovering on schedule from a knee injury, according to coach Michel Therrien.
"Everything's going well with his rehab, honestly, so we're happy," Therrien said Tuesday. "It's unfortunate [he got injured], but he's still able to train even if he's limited in the exercises he can do. Max has always surprised us with his ability to return a little bit earlier than scheduled. But right now everything's going well, he's recovering well, and that's good news." Pacioretty has a history of returning before his original prognosis and there's a good chance he'll be fine in time for training camp. Aug 13 - 3:16 PM

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Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick believes that Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty is one of the most underrated players in the NHL.

"When I think of Max, I think of the most underrated player in the NHL," Quick said in an article he wrote for "Only three players have scored more goals than him over the past three seasons — and these aren’t all pretty power play goals. Most of his goals come in 5-on-5 situations where space is tight, and I know he had 10 game-winners last season. Max is similar to (the New York Islanders John) Tavares in the way he works in dirty areas. It blows my mind that he’s not talked about more because he’s such a great scorer.
Aug 9 - 10:59 AM

Max Pacioretty sustained a knee injury while working out on Thursday.

Pacioretty is expected to need 12 weeks to recover, which means that he likely won't be ready until the start of October. This obviously pushes his availability for the start of the season in question. It also makes us wonder if his conditioning will be an issue as this injury might prevent his ability to properly prepare over the summer. Keep that in mind when it comes time to do your fantasy drafts.
Jul 10 - 4:48 PM

Max Pacioretty confirmed that he suffered a concussion on Apr. 5 against Florida.

The injury he sustained was always believed to be a concussion, so this news isn't surprising. Pacioretty sat out Montreal's playoff opener due to the ailment, but he was back in the lineup for Game 1 versus Ottawa. He had two goals in five games in Round 1 and registered five points in six matches against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round.
May 14 - 11:58 AM

Max Pacioretty was the only goal scorer for Montreal in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

The Canadiens' regular season scoring leader was the only member of the club to beat the stingy Ben Bishop in this contest as he registered his fifth marker of the postseason. Brendan Gallagher picked up the lone helper on Pacioretty's goal.
May 12 - 10:32 PM

Max Pacioretty recorded his first career playoff three-point game with a short-handed goal and two assists in Montreal's 6-2 Game Four dismantling of Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

Pacioretty doubled his playoff point total in the effort, he now has four goals with one each coming both down and up a man. Pacioretty's point totals haven't come at the expense of effort though, he's fired 35 shots on goal thus far and is shooting 11.4%. But Montreal will still need him to have games like tonight where he tallies, shoots three times, blocks one and throws a hit over 17:30 of work if they're to complete the comeback.
May 7 - 11:04 PM

Max Pacioretty felt the team's penalty troubles was part of the reason they suffered a 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday.

"It messes up the flow of the game," Pacioretty said. "You have guys sitting on the bench, guys have to play defense. It gave them some momentum, but it took away our spirit." Not only that, the Lightning also proved to be very effective with the man advantage in Game 2. They went 4-for-8 on the power play, which accounts for the entire margin of victory. If Montreal wants to bounce back in this series, it has to do a better job of staying out of the sin bin.
May 4 - 9:58 AM

Max Pacioretty scored a goal in Friday's 2-1 double overtime loss Tampa Bay.

The Canadiens were held off the scoresheet until Pacioretty's shot went off Ben Bishop's glove and into the net at the 14:47 mark of the third period. The Habs sniper played a strong game, but the loss will be disappointing for Montreal especially because they came into this game well-rested. The Canadiens' lack of scoring and ineffective power play hurt them again tonight. Going back to their first round series against Ottawa, Montreal has scored just four goals in their last four games, and one of those was scored into an empty net.
May 1 - 11:17 PM

Max Pacioretty is getting better each day from the concussion he had at the end of the regular season.

"I felt better and better as the series went on," said Pacioretty, who missed the final two games of the year and the first game of the playoffs. "I'd be lying if I said it wasn't tough to come back from an injury. You say you can jump right back in, but it's really, really hard." The Canadiens closed out their series with Ottawa on Sunday and will wait for the winner of the Tampa Bay-Detroit series, which will be decided in Game 7 on Wednesday. That has given Pacioretty some additional time to recover. He had two goals, including one into an empty net, on 18 shots in five games versus the Senators.
Apr 28 - 10:06 AM

Max Pacioretty scored his second goal of the postseason in Game 6 against Ottawa.

He deposited the puck into an empty net with less than a second remaining in the third period, as the Canadiens eliminated the Senators. It was Pacioretty's first goal since Game 2 and just his second point in the first round of the playoffs. He just returned from a possible concussion after sitting out the first game of the series, so he might need some additional time before he becomes comfortable again.
Apr 27 - 10:44 AM

There are some in the Montreal media who suggest that Max Pacioretty is playing tentatively as he is still very concerned about the concussion he sustained at the end of the regular season.

Mike Boone of the Montreal Gazette, suggests that MaxPac has become a perimiter player and that he seems hesitant to crash the net. He also believes that Pacioretty has not displayed his usual explosiveness since his return to action from the concussion. If that is the case, Montreal is going to need contributions from others who have been rather invisible in the series so far such as David Desharnais and Alex Galchenyuk. Game 6 is Sunday at 6 pm. It should be a dandy.
Apr 25 - 11:34 AM

Max Pacioretty admitted that the Ottawa Senators have three good goalies, but whoever they put in goal won't change the Canadiens' approach in game three.

The Senators are down 0-2 in the series, and some people believe that coach Dave Cameron may go with Craig Anderson in game three. "I don’t think it makes a lot of difference," said Max Pacioretty. "Goaltending is a big part of their depth. They’ve always had three good goaltenders in Ottawa and it doesn’t matter who’s in net because they’ve all had success lately. Their goalie played great last night and no matter who’s in net, they’re going to play their best and we just have to worry about our game."
Apr 19 - 8:49 AM

Max Pacioretty will indeed play in Game Two on Friday night against the Ottawa Senators.

And with that, the Montreal Canadiens have their top scorer back in the lineup. Pacioretty has five goals and 11 points in 21 career playoff games, however he's gone pointless in four games and 13 shots in the playoffs versus Ottawa.
Apr 17 - 6:53 PM

Max Pacioretty (upper body) will take part in Friday's pregame warmups.

Although Pacioretty was originally described as a game-time decision, he's very likely to end up playing in Friday's contest against Ottawa. It would be his first game since April 5.
Apr 17 - 6:28 PM

Max Pacioretty (upper body) is expected to be a game-time decision on Friday.

Pacioretty missed Montreal's playoff opener because of the injury. He had 37 goals and 67 points in 80 contests in the regular season. If he can play, it might be on a line with David Desharnais and Devante Smith-Pelly.
Apr 17 - 12:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Jacob De La Rose
4Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Semin
3Zack Kassian
4Dale Weise
5Devante Smith-Pelly
6Torrey Mitchell
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Mark Barberio
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski