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David Desharnais | Center | #51

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 171
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David Desharnais (knee) skated Tuesday at Montreal's practice facility.
Desharnais has sat out 19 games due to a knee injury. He hasn't played since Dec. 6 and was given a six-to-eight week timetable for his return. If that holds then he could be back later this month or in early February. Jan 18 - 10:19 AM

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David Desharnais (knee) skated for the first time Tuesday since he was injured.

He was on the ice back at Montreal's practice facility with the team on the road. Desharnais hasn't played since Dec. 6 because of a knee injury.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Montreal placed David Desharnais on LTIR on Thursday with his knee injury.

The move alleviates $3,168,305 of cap space from the Canadiens' docket until he returns. Desharnais is still expected to miss six-to-eight weeks of action.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 08:05:00 PM

David Desharnais is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks due to a knee injury.

He was injured in Tuesday's game versus St. Louis. Desharnais was getting a chance to center the top line due to an injury to Alex Galchenyuk and now both of them are out for a long time.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 06:08:00 PM

David Desharnais exited Tuesday's game early in the third period with a lower-body injury.

He wasn't able to return. Desharnais was getting a chance to play between Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov because of an injury to Alex Galchenyuk. Now the Canadiens could be down another center.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:07:00 AM

David Desharnais may fill in for injured top-line center Alex Galchenyuk between Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov.

Galchenyuk is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Desharnais earned two assists in Sunday's game versus Los Angeles after Galchenyuk went down. He had one goal and two helpers in his previous 19 games. If Desharnais doesn't work out then struggling pivot Tomas Plekanec could get a look as well.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:29:00 AM

David Desharnais picked up a pair of helpers during Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Kings.

The assists give his six on the season, and nine points through 24 games. Unfortunately, that's not quite enough to warrant a spot on your fantasy roster.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 06:58:00 PM

David Desharnais notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Florida.

He didn't have a single point in his previous 11 outings. Desharnais now has three goals and six points in 16 games this campaign.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Although he returned to action Saturday night against Detroit, David Desharnais is no longer a fantasy target.

Desharnais, who was a healthy scratch for the Habs' 4-1 win over LA on Thursday night, skated on the fourth line with Torrey Mitchell and Daniel Carr. Not a recipe for fantasy success. We would stay clear of Desharnais.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 10:05:00 AM

David Desharnais will tag in for Brian Flynn against Detroit on Saturday.

Desharnais has four points in 13 games thus far, but is pointless over his last night. We wouldn't expect the light-scoring forward to change that tonight.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 06:06:00 PM

David Desharnais has gone nine straight games without scoring a point.

"I have to be better," Desharnais said. "I'm responsible for my own actions. The stats have always spoken for themselves, so if I don't have any points, it will definitely be tough to stay in the lineup. I need to roll up my sleeves, work harder and force them to put me out there. If I want to play, I need to do more." He rotated on a line with Phillip Danault at Wednesday's practice, which could suggest that coach Michel Therrien is thinking about making Desharnais a healthy scratch Thursday. The morning skate should give us a better idea of Montreal's lineup.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 08:15:00 AM

David Desharnais scored two goals in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Desharnais put himself in dangerous areas around the net before finishing off pretty passing plays on both his goals. His first was set up by captain Max Pacioretty and his second was set up by defenseman Jeff Petry. The 30-year-old now has three points in three games in 2016-17. He's an effective third line player, but he won't have any fantasy value in standard leagues. Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov also scored for the Canadiens tonight.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 10:55:00 PM

David Desharnais scored for the 10th time this season in a 3-0 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

He opened the scoring in the first period, so he was credited with the game winner. Desharnais has one goal and one assist in four games since returning from a lower-body injury.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 08:40:00 AM

David Desharnais (lower body) is no longer listed on injured reserve.

He is a possibility to return on Thursday night and those odds went up a little with his activation. Coach Michel Therrien wouldn't say if Desharnais will play on the wing or at center if he does play against Detroit.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 03:29:00 PM

David Desharnais (lower body) might be back in the lineup on Thursday.

He is viewed as a possibility to play against Detroit. Desharnais has been sidelined since Feb. 15 with a lower-body injury.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 01:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Phillip Danault
4Artturi Lehkonen
5Daniel Carr
6Jacob De La Rose
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Radulov
3Torrey Mitchell
4Paul Byron
5Sven Andrighetto
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Greg Pateryn
7Mark Barberio
8Ryan Johnston
9Zach Redmond
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya