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David Desharnais | Center | #51

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 174
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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. Oct 18 - 10:55 PM

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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.
Apr 1 - 8:40 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.
Mar 23 - 3:29 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.
Mar 23 - 1:14 PM

David Desharnais was seen taking shots on Carey Price during the Canadiens' practice on Friday.

Well that is somewhat interesting news as Desharnais had been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a broken bone in his foot. That said, he wasn't really skating much. Stay tuned for any further updates.
Mar 5 - 10:15 AM

David Desharnais' lower-body injury has been revealed to be a broken foot.

Desharnais is expected to miss the next three months as a result of the injury. It's another rough setback for Montreal as the Canadiens continue to once their once promising season slip away. Desharnais has nine goals and 26 points in 57 games this season.
Feb 19 - 12:18 PM

David Desharnais isn't expected to play Wednesday because of a lower-body injury.

He blocked a shot with his foot Monday night and didn't skate Tuesday as a result. Desharnais will be re-evaluated when the Canadiens return home. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 16 - 4:20 PM

David Desharnais, who started the 2015-16 season strongly, has struggled over the Habs' last 30 games.

In Montreal's first 22 games, Desharnais registered a very fine 17 points. Since that time over 33 games, Desharnais has a mere seven points to his name. Simply not acceptable for a player with as much offensive skill as Desharnais has.
Feb 13 - 10:50 AM

David Desharnais appears to be staying on the top power-play unit and the first line despite his scoring slump.

He practiced with those combinations again on Thursday. Desharnais hasn't registered a point in seven straight games and he has two goals, along with five assists, in his last 33 matches. Additionally, he has gone 33 consecutive contests without a power-play point despite averaging 2:21 of ice time with the man advantage this year.
Feb 12 - 8:29 AM

David Desharnais centered the top line at Monday's practice.

He was reunited with Max Pacioretty and Dale Weise occupied the other winger spot. Desharnais has generated nine goals and 15 assists in 50 games this season. The trio is expected to start Tuesday's game at Philadelphia together.
Feb 2 - 10:58 AM

David Desharnais scored his first goal in three weeks, a span of seven games for him, during Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over Toronto.

It was a blistering wrister as Desharnais caught James Reimer swimming in his crease, but still made sure to put it in a spot the netminder couldn't catch. Desharnais now has nine goals and 14 points on the season.
Jan 23 - 11:47 PM

David Desharnais is expected to start Thursday's game versus Washington alongside Max Pacioretty and Dale Weise.

Tomas Plekanec will skate between Tomas Fleischmann and Paul Byron. Coach Michel Therrien used those lines during Tuesday's 2-1 win over Columbus and he's going to stick with them for a little longer.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 08:00:00 AM

David Desharnais potted the game winner in Monday's 4-3 overtime win against Vancouver.

He completed Montreal's come-from-behind victory 3:25 into the extra session. The Canadiens rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the contest. Desharnais has enjoyed a great start to the 2015-16 campaign with six goals and 15 points in 19 games.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 10:27:00 AM

David Desharnais scored in Montreal's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins.

The Canadiens entered the third period trailing 2-1, but they got goals from Lars Eller, David Desharnais and an empty netter from Max Paciorertty in the final frame. Desharnais is having an excellent season on Montreal's third line. He has Five goals and 14 points in 16 games.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 09:03:00 AM

David Desharnais recorded a goal and two assists in a 5-1 win over the Jets on Sunday.

His goal chased Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson from his goal just three minutes into the second period. He was also a plus-3 with four shots on goal. He now has 12 points in 13 games but will find it hard to keep that pace without Max Pacioretty on his wing.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Phillip Danault
4Artturi Lehkonen
5Daniel Carr
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Radulov
3Torrey Mitchell
4Paul Byron
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Greg Pateryn
7Mikhail Sergachev
8Zach Redmond
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya