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Alex Galchenyuk | Center | #27

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/12/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (3) / MON
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The newly-constructed line of Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Artturi Lehkonen looked strong against the Maple Leafs Saturday night.
Galchenyuk finally broke out of his scoring slump with a goal and an assist and played a very strong game with his new line mates. He also had four shots on goal and was a terrific 9-3 in the faceoff dot. Good news for all Galchenyuk owners who have suffered through his injury and then his slump. Feb 26 - 10:23 AM

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Alex Galchenyuk skated between Paul Byron and Brendan Gallagher at practice.

His return to the top line didn't last long, but coach Claude Julien probably isn't done tinkering with his combinations. Still, you should expect Phillip Danault to start Tuesday's game on the top combination with Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov.
Feb 21 - 10:20 AM

Alex Galchenyuk picked up his 30th point of the campaign during Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Jets.

The marker his was 18th assist of the season, leaving him just nine shy of a new career high.
Feb 18 - 7:04 PM

In his first practice as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Claude Julien put Alex Galchenyuk on the top line with Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov.

Galchenyuk has struggled since returning from a knee injury, but this move could held get him back on track. "I’m going to give individuals real good opportunities because I think that’s the right thing to do for the team," Julien said. "But at the same time, if it doesn’t work I’m going to make the right decision for the team vs. worrying about the individual. The team will always come first in those decisions." This move should pay dividends for Galchenyuk. He needs to be inserted in all fantasy lineups.
Feb 18 - 12:06 PM

Alex Galchenyuk and the Habs were shut out 4-0 by the Bruins on Sunday.

The 23-year-old did manage to pick up four penalty minutes in the loss. Galchenyuk now has 12 goals and 29 points in 37 games.
Feb 12 - 11:16 PM

Alex Galchenyuk will be back at center Tuesday versus Colorado.

He is expected to play between Artturi Lehkonen and Paul Byron after he skated on the wing Sunday versus Edmonton. "We're hoping this will help him to get his game back," coach Michel Therrien said. "We're optimistic that he's more in game shape than just practicing on his own. He's playing with two guys who have got speed, and they're good checkers as well. We're going to try those guys together and hope it's going to be the right combination."
Feb 7 - 5:09 PM

Alex Galchenyuk registered an assist in his return to the lineup on Thursday night.

He had the primary helper on a one-time blast by defenseman Nikita Nesterov in a 3-1 loss to Philadelphia. He started the game with Andrew Shaw and David Desharnais, but was back with Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov in the third period. Galchenyuk has been productive when he's been in the lineup, so hopefully any lingering knee issues are behind him now. He has accounted for 28 points in 31 outings.
Feb 3 - 8:47 AM

Alex Galchenyuk (knee) expects to return on Thursday versus Philadelphia.

He was back on the ice for practice Wednesday between David Desharnais and Andrew Shaw. Coach Michel Therrien said that Desharnais and/or Shaw could help out on faceoffs. Galchenyuk sat out three games after he aggravated his previously injured knee.
Feb 1 - 12:58 PM

Alex Galchenyuk (knee) won't play Thursday night against the Islanders.

He didn't practice Wednesday and didn't travel with the team. Galchenyuk is listed as day-to-day after he aggravated a right knee injury. The ailment sidelined him for 18 games previously, but this issue isn't believed to be serious.
Jan 26 - 8:37 AM

Alex Galchenyuk will sit out Tuesday's game versus Calgary after re-injuring his knee.

Coach Michel Therrien said Galchenyuk "lightly injured" himself near the end of Saturday's game versus Buffalo. He didn't practice Monday and is listed as day-to-day, but the ailment is believed to be minor.
Jan 23 - 12:57 PM

Alex Galchenyuk registered a goal and two assists in a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

All of his points came on the power play. Galchenyuk took a nice feed from Radulov for the first goal of the game for the Habs. He then picked up two assists on power-play goals by Shea Weber and Max Pacioretty. With 27 points in 29 games, Galchenyuk is having the breakout season we all expected.
Jan 20 - 10:54 PM

Alex Galchenyuk moved to a line between Sven Andrighetto and Andrew Shaw at Thursday's practice.

He scored a goal in his return to the lineup from a knee injury, but he hasn't posted a point in his last two outings. Galchenyuk had a minus-2 rating and no shots against Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Coach Michel Therrien intends to move Galchenyuk back up when "his level of play returns."
Jan 20 - 8:50 AM

Alex Galchenyuk has one goal in two games since returning from a knee injury.

He was held off the scoresheet in Monday's 1-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Galchenyuk's line, with Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov, combined for seven of Montreal's 18 shots in the match. Coach Michel Therrien expects Galchenyuk to keep getting better as he gets back into game shape.
Jan 17 - 10:25 AM

After missing 18 games with a knee injury, Alex Galchenyuk will return to Montreal's lineup on Saturday night.

Galchenyuk practiced on a line with Alex Radulov and Max Pacioretty during the morning skate. He was also on the point on the Canadiens' top power play unit (Shea Weber was the other player on the point). Galchenyuk was in the top 10 in scoring before he went down, so this is a huge boost for the Canadiens. He has nine goals and 23 points in 25 games this season.
Jan 14 - 11:38 AM

Alex Galchenyuk (knee) will not be available on Saturday.

Galchenyuk hasn't played since Dec. 4, but he is close to returning, according to Canadiens coach Michel Therrien. In the meantime, Nikita Scherbak will make his NHL debut Saturday.
Jan 6 - 2:04 PM

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
6Nikita Nesterov
7Greg Pateryn
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya