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David Desharnais | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 176
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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. May 6 - 5:11 PM

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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.
May 6 - 12:23 PM

David Desharnais (flu) is expected to play on Wednesday.

That's despite the fact that Desharnais was so ill that he apparently needed to go to the hospital to get re-hydrated. He missed Sunday's game due to the disease. Brian Flynn was inserted into the lineup as a result and will probably be a healthy scratch again now that Desharnais is available.
May 5 - 5:25 PM

David Desharnais (flu) is traveling to Tampa Bay.

Desharnais didn't make the journey with his teammates, but he'll still arrive in time for Game 3 on Wednesday. It remains to be seen if he'll play though.
May 5 - 1:08 PM

David Desharnais isn't travel with the Canadiens to Tampa Bay due to the flu.

Desharnais was also a late scratch on Sunday because of the illness. While this isn't great news, it's important to emphasis that Montreal's next game against the Lightning is scheduled for Wednesday, so it's entirely possible that Desharnais will still meet up with the team before that contest. If he can't play though, Brian Flynn will probably stay in the lineup.
May 4 - 12:14 PM

David Desharnais (flu) will be a late scratch in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Brian Flynn will take Desharnais' spot in the lineup. The Canadiens dropped game one at home to Tampa Bay, and they will now be without one of their top three centers in game two.
May 3 - 5:38 PM

David Desharnais scored his 13th goal of the season during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Nashville.

Desharnais was the beneficiary of PA Parenteau and Max Pacioretty's hard work as Desharnais simply had to tap it in, giving the Canadiens a brief 2-1 lead. He now has 43 points in 74 games this season.
Mar 25 - 3:35 AM

The Canadiens have shuffled their forward lines for Saturday night's game against San Jose.

David Desharnais will center a line featuring Alex Galchenyuk and P.A. Parenteau, while Tomas Plekanec will move up and play between Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallaghar. Plekanec gets a small fantasy boost here while Desharnais takes a corresponding hit.
Mar 21 - 11:37 AM

David Desharnais notched two assists and scored in the shootout, but it wasn't enough to lift the Habs as they fell 4-3 to Los Angeles on Thursday night.

He set up goals by Tom Gilbert and Max Pacioretty. Desharnais has been on a tear lately, with two goals and six points in his past five games. This season, the 28-year-old has 41 points in 65 games.
Mar 6 - 2:19 AM

David Desharnais scored twice in the Canadiens’ 4-0 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Desharnais picked up two third-period goals, with one owing with the net empty. The 28-year-old hadn’t scored since Feb. 10, and he now has 11 goals and 38 points this season. Tomas Plekanec and Manny Malhotra also scored, his first of the season. Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty picked up two helpers.

David Desharnais is currently riding a three-game point streak.

Desharnais played with Max Pacioretty during the first half of the season, but the two were then split up. After the Canadiens struggled to score, Michel Therrien decided it was time to put the two back together. The 28-year-old has three assists during the streak. Desharnais has nine goals and 35 points in 59 games this season.
Feb 22 - 9:13 AM

David Desharnais broke a 1-1 tie by scoring his ninth goal of the season to lift the Canadiens to an overtime win against the Flyers Tuesday night.

The slick forward suffered through a difficult month of January, but he has caught fire of late with points in five straight outings. He has picked up two goals and six assists for eight points during that span. Tomas Plekanec also contributed his 16th marker of the season in the victory.
Feb 10 - 10:49 PM

David Desharnais was the third star of the week for the period ending Feb. 8.

He registered one goals and five assists in three games to earn the honor. Desharnais is tied for second on the Canadiens with 23 assists in 42 games.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 9 - 5:27 PM

David Desharnais skated between Max Pacioretty and Dale Weise at practice on Thursday.

He was reunited with Pacioretty during Tuesday's loss to Buffalo and it led to a goal in the third period. "Davey’s been shooting more, he's become more of a dual threat," Pacioretty said. "I've been trying to become more of a dual threat and we have a line where I'm not just a scorer and Davey's not just a passer." Desharnais has eight goals 56 shots this season. It wouldn't be surprising if he passed the puck more alongside Pacioretty, but his assist total could get a boost.
Feb 6 - 11:18 AM

Montreal center David Desharnais scored a goal and added an assist for the Canadiens in a 3-2 loss to Buffalo Tuesday.

Desharnais was reunited with running mate Max Pacioretty in the game and immediately produced results. He offers little outside of his offense, but remains on pace to rack up close to 50 points. Brandon Prust also added his fourth of the year in the defeat.
Feb 4 - 1:27 AM

Depth Charts

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