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David Desharnais | Center | #51

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 174
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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

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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

David Desharnais scored a goal in Montreal's win over Toronto on Saturday.

As Desharnais entered Toronto's zone and he tried centering the puck to a teammate, but it went in the net off Leafs forward Michael Grabner. Playing on Montreal's third line with Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann, the 29-year-old has scored seven points in his last seven contests.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 07:57:00 AM

David Desharnais collected a pair of assists in a 3-0 win against the Rangers Thursday night.

He had a helper on Tomas Fleischmann's second goal of the season and another one on Dale Weise's first marker of the year. Desharnais, Fleischmann and Weise developed some chemistry during the exhibition schedule and it has carried over into the regular season. Desharnais has four points in five games.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 10:23:00 AM

David Desharnais may have had one of the more impressive showings this preseason but he is still destined to line up as a third-line center.

Desharnais leads the Habs in scoring with four points this preseason but he is centering the team's third line alongside Tomas Fleischmann and Dale Weise which will negatively impact his fantasy value going forward. Desharnais is no longer a top-six forward nor will he get first power-play ice time. Draft him based on his new reality not on a historic one.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 11:39:00 AM

David Desharnais (lower body) was back with his teammates on Wednesday.

He lined up between Tomas Fleischmann and Dale Weise at practice. Desharnais missed a few practices with a lower-body injury, but appears to be OK now.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 12:44:00 PM

David Desharnais won't practice Monday because of a lower-body injury.

Consider him day-to-day for now. Obviously, we don't know what is troubling the Canadiens forward, but it's not uncommon for players to have "lower-body" troubles during training camp.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 11:31:00 AM

With his shift to wing from center, David Desharnais could be looking at third-line duty this season.

The Habs will likely deploy a first line comprised of Tomas Plekanec, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher. There is also a good chance that Michel Therrien will give Lars Eller a chance to play on the second line with Alexander Galchenyuk. That leaves one spot open for Desharnais, Alexander Semin and possibly Tomas Fleschmann. Certainly Desharnais' fantasy stock has fallen over the last two seasons. We would take a wait and see approach with him.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 09:34:00 AM

David Desharnais might be moved to the wing this season.

He skated as a left winger last season when Alex Galchenyuk was placed at center and that's when he scored four of his 14 goals over a 12-game span. The Canadiens plan to give Galchenyuk more time at center this season, so Desharnais, Lars Eller or Torrey Mitchell may have to take on a different role.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 10:12:00 AM

David Desharnais is now fully recovered from the flu and will dress for Game 3 Wednesday night in Tampa Bay.

Desharnais was unable to play Sunday night after coming down with the flu but will back on the ice for Game 3. The 28-year-old has tallied two assists through seven postseason games in 2015 and was playing center between Alex Galchenyuk and Dale Weise during the team’s morning skate Wednesday. Brian Flynn will be taken out of the lineup to make room for Desharnais in Game 3.
Wed, May 6, 2015 05:11:00 PM

As expected, David Desharnais is ready to play in Game 3 on Wednesday night.

He missed Game 2 against the Lightning due to an illness, but he was back on the ice on for the team's morning skate and is feeling much better. Desharnais is officially being listed as a game-time decision.
Wed, May 6, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tomas Plekanec
2Alex Galchenyuk
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
5Paul Byron
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Tomas Fleischmann
3Lars Eller
4Daniel Carr
5Lucas Lessio
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Dale Weise
3Devante Smith-Pelly
4Torrey Mitchell
5Sven Andrighetto
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Nathan Beaulieu
7Victor Bartley
8Greg Pateryn
G1Carey Price
2Mike Condon
3Ben Scrivens