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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 will return to action on Saturday against the Maple Leafs after sitting out the last six games as a healthy scratch.
"I'm pretty excited; it's pretty hard to be on the side and just to watch so hopefully I can make a difference here tonight," Desharnais said. Through 29 games he has 10 points along while seeing just over 13 minutes a game on average. Feb 25 - 5:52 PM

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David Desharnais may return to the Canadiens lineup on Saturday night.

He's been a healthy scratch in each of Montreal's last six games, but he found himself skating on the fourth line with Torrey Mitchell and Sven Andrighetto during Friday's practice. Even if he does play against the Leafs on Saturday, don't expect him to have any fantasy value.
Feb 25 - 11:36 AM

David Desharnais returned to the lineup on Sunday.

He played between Alex Galchenyuk and Paul Byron. Desharnais' return from a one-game absence made Brian Flynn a healthy scratch.
Feb 6 - 10:22 AM

David Desharnais will be scratched against the Capitals on Saturday.

Through 27 games this season the veteran pivot has posted four goals and 10 points along with little else to his credit.
Feb 4 - 12:40 PM

David Desharnais will return from a knee injury on Tuesday night.

He has been activated from injured reserve. Desharnais has been sidelined since Dec. 6. He has recorded just nine points in 25 games this season.
Jan 31 - 1:13 PM

David Desharnais (knee) could return to the Canadiens lineup on Tuesday.

Desharnais hasn't played a game since Dec. 6. He took part in his team's practice earlier today and skated on a line with a Sven Andrighetto and Andrew Shaw. Desharnais has three goals and six assists in 25 games this season.
Jan 30 - 8:40 PM

David Desharnais (knee) could be ready to return after the All-Star break.

He practiced with the team Wednesday and might return next Tuesday versus the Buffalo Sabres. Desharnais has been sidelined since Dec. 6 because of a knee injury.
Jan 27 - 8:57 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4David Desharnais
5Mike McCarron
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Brian Flynn
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brendan Gallagher
3Paul Byron
4Torrey Mitchell
5Sven Andrighetto
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Jordie Benn
7Nikita Nesterov
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya