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Alex Galchenyuk | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (20) / 2/12/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
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Although the Canadiens seem willing to give Alex Galchenyuk some playing time at center during training camp, don't expect the talented sophomore to remain at the position.
Habs' coach Michel Therrien seems very happy with his other four centers namely, Tomas Plekanec, David Desharnais, Lars Eller and Manny Malhotra. From a fantasy perspective it is probably better for Galchenyuk to line up as a winger as he will have a better chance of playing in the team's top six. "I was happy with what I saw from Alex in the scrimmage today, but I’m happy with David Desharnais at centre," Therrien said. I’m happy with Tomas Plekanec at centre. I’m happy with Lars Eller at centre and I’m happy with Manny Malhotra at centre. "But things happen during the season, there are injuries. Every team is looking for strength in the middle and it’s an advantage for us if we have players who can play the wing and then move to centre if we need help." Sep 20 - 11:15 AM

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The Montreal Canadiens might move Alex Galchenyuk to center ... if they can deal with defensive lapses.

This is a big situation to watch, as Galchenyuk has the talent and pedigree to make a huge leap in the next season or two. Of course, that could come down to how much room Michel Therrien gives him to breathe.
Sep 16 - 2:21 PM

Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal and registered an assist in Montreal's 7-4 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

It was just Galchenyuk's fourth game since returning from a knee injury that had sidelined him for over a month. He now has three points since his return.
May 28 - 9:36 AM

Alexander Galchenyuk, who scored the overtime winner Thursday night, is beginning to look more at home on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta.

After being out of action since April 9th with a knee injury, it took Galchenyuk the first two games in the series against the Rangers to shake off the rust. In Thursday night's Game 3, Galchenyuk started to look like the talented rookie who began the 2013-14 regular season on fire. He had two shots on goal and was dangerous on a number of occasions before potting a rather lucky goal in overtime. Keep an eye on Galchenyuk going forward. He could be a difference maker.
May 24 - 10:44 AM

Alex Galchenyuk played hero for Montreal Thursday as he was credited with the overtime winner in the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers.

Galchenyuk was on the fortunate end of a bouncing puck as a rebound diverted by Henrik Lundqvist caromed directly off his chest before it ricocheted into the Rangers goal. The Canadiens were outplayed in the contest, but ended up with a win primarily because of the play of Dustin Tokarski. Daniel Briere and Andrei Markov also found the back of the net for the Habs in the winning effort.
May 22 - 11:23 PM

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien expects Alex Galchenyuk to improve as the Eastern Conference Final progresses.

Galchenyuk (knee) played on Monday for the first time since April 9. He had two shots on goal and a minus-one rating in 13:23 minutes of playing time. There's a fair chance that he'll see his minutes increase in Game 3 of the series.
May 21 - 9:57 AM

Alex Galchenyuk (knee) was back in Montreal's lineup for Game 2 against the New York Rangers.

In his first game action since April 9th, he posted two shots, a penalty for tripping and a minus-1 rating in 13:23 of ice time. Galchenyuk replaced Michael Bournival, who sat as a healthy scratch, on the second line with Tomas Plekanec and Thomas Vanek in the contest.
May 20 - 8:09 AM

It doesn't sound like a green light to add him to your playoff team right this moment, but the Montreal Canadiens are at least leaving the door open for Alex Galchenyuk to play in Game 2 on Monday.

Galchenyuk received extra time in practice and was cleared for contact, leaving Michel Therrien to say there's "always a possibility" that he could play against the New York Rangers. It would be wise to wait for confirmation, though, especially since he could be a little rusty.
May 18 - 1:30 PM

Although he has been cleared for contract, Alex Galchenyuk will need practice time to get into game shape before he will be a roster consideration.

Galchenyuk has not played since April 9th due to a knee injury and in order to keep up with the quick pace of playoff games he will need at least a number of up-tempo scrimmages under his belt. "He needs more practice to get into playoff shape, physically and mentally", said Montreal coach Michel Therrien. We don't expect Galchenyuk to be in the Habs' lineup Saturday for Game 1 or Monday for Game 2.
May 17 - 9:42 AM

Alex Galchenyuk (knee) has been cleared for contact.

Galchenyuk hasn't been able to participate in the Canadiens' playoff run thus far, but he might be able to join them in the Eastern Conference Final. He had 13 goals and 31 points in 65 regular season games.
May 16 - 1:42 PM

Alex Galchenyuk (knee) was on the ice again on Wednesday.

Although Galchenyuk has been skating lately, he's not expected to return for Game 7 against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday. Galchenyuk hasn't been available since April 9.
May 14 - 12:43 PM

Alex Galchenyuk (knee) skated by himself on Sunday.

He hasn't played since April 9th and he's not expected to play for the remainder of Round 2. The Montreal Canadiens trail Boston 3-2 in their best-of-seven series and their season could end Monday night in Game 6.
May 12 - 7:16 AM

It looks as if Aex Galchenyuk will not be ready to play at the start of the second round of the playoffs.

There was some hope that the talented rookie would only miss the first round of the post-season with a knee injury that has kept him out of the lineup since April 9th. However, Galchenyuk hasn't done much of anything hockey-related since the injury, let alone skating, and does not seem remotely close to returning to action.
Apr 26 - 10:52 AM

Alex Galchenyuk (knee) hasn't skated since he was injured on April 9.

Galchenyuk still might be able to join the Canadiens at some point during the second round, but that hasn't been confirmed. He had 13 goals and 31 points in 65 regular season games.
Apr 25 - 12:50 PM

Alex Galchenyuk (knee) may have to wait for the Canadiens to win another round in the playoffs before he can return to the lineup.

He sustained a knee injury on April 9, which was expected to sideline him for four to six weeks. Montreal won its first round series against Tampa Bay in four straight games and will play the winner of Boston and Detroit in Round 2.
Apr 24 - 10:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
4Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Dale Weise
5Brandon Prust
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj
3Dustin Tokarski