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Eastern Atlantic Standings

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38-6-4 80
30-12-8 68
31-15-1 63
26-19-3 55
23-22-6 52
21-19-8 50
22-23-3 47
20-25-4 44

Top Paul Byron News

  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Still hasn't started skating

    Byron (hip) has yet to resume skating.

    Although Byron has reportedly made some progress in his recovery over the past few weeks, the fact that he has yet to skate in any capacity this season seems to suggest he may be in danger of missing the entirety of the campaign. Either way, the 33-year-old vet only picked up seven points through 27 games last season, so there's no reason for fantasy managers to track his status.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Bound for long-term injured reserve

    Byron (hip) has yet to begin skating and is expected to be placed on long-term injured reserve to start the season, Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic reports Wednesday.

    Byron continues to deal with the lingering hip problem for which he underwent surgery in July of 2021. At this point, there is some concern that the problem will end the 33-year-old center's career entirely. If that's the case, Byron would eventually retire having played in 521 NHL games over 12 seasons with the Sabres, Flames and Canadiens in which he tallied 98 goals and 110 assists.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Still sidelined with hip problem

    Byron continues to battle a lingering hip injury and could be placed on long-term injured reserve to start the season, Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic reports.

    Byron hasn't gotten into any preseason action yet, with the Canadiens scheduled for just two more exhibition matches. The 33-year-old was limited to 27 games last season, and it seems like he's trending toward missing more time to begin 2022-23.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Shouldn't miss much game action

    Byron (lower body) is expected to be ready to return at some point within the first two weeks of the regular season, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Byron will likely end up missing a handful of regular-season games, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in action before the end of October. The 33-year-old forward tallied seven points while averaging 12:36 of ice time through 27 contests last campaign.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: In doubt for camp

    Byron (lower body) may not be cleared in time for the start of training camp, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports Thursday.

    Byron was limited to a mere 27 games this season due to injury which saw him post his lowest point total since 2012-13 when he was with the Flames. If he can get healthy this year, the 33-year-old Ontario native could get back to challenging for the 20-goal mark in 2022-23.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Unavailable Friday

    Byron (lower body) will not play Friday against Florida, per the NHL's media site.

    Bryon will end the 2021-22 campaign having missed the final five games. He appeared in just 27 contests this season, averaging 12:36 of ice time with 66 hits and seven points.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Sidelined with lower-body issue

    Byron (lower body) won't play Thursday against Philadelphia.

    Byron will miss at least one game with the lower-body injury he suffered during Tuesday's loss to Minnesota. He's picked up only seven points through 27 games this campaign, so most fantasy managers shouldn't need to keep tabs on his status.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Suffers lower-body injury

    Byron (lower body) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Wild.

    Byron was injured in the first period, and he did not join the Canadiens' bench for the second. The 32-year-old has battled various injuries throughout the season. His status should be updated prior to Thursday's game versus the Flyers.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: In action Monday

    Byron (undisclosed) will be in the lineup versus Winnipeg on Monday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Byron will suit up for the first time since April 5 against the Senators, just two games on the shelf due to his undisclosed injury. Prior to his absence, the veteran center was stuck in a five-game pointless streak during which he registered nine hits, seven shots and three blocks. With just seven points in 23 games this year, Byron will almost certainly miss the 20-point threshold for the third straight year.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Remains sidelined

    Byron (undisclosed) won't play Saturday versus the Maple Leafs, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.

    Byron will miss his second game with the injury. The 32-year-old forward has missed time with three separate injuries this season, and there's no timeline for him to return from his current one. The Canadiens' next game is Monday versus the Jets.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Not going on trip

    Byron (undisclosed) won't travel for Montreal's upcoming two-game road trip.

    With Byron sidelined with an undisclosed injury, look for Tyler Pitlick, Laurent Dauphin or Mathieu Perreault to jump into the lineup Thursday versus the Devils. At this point it isn't clear how long Byron, who's picked up seven points through 23 contests this season, will be on the shelf.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Four-game point streak

    Byron scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over Toronto.

    Byron broke in on the right wing on a 2-on-1, faked a pass and wired the puck through Erik Kallgren at 17:32 of the third. It stood as the winner. His assist came on an empty netter that sealed the 4-3 win. Byron is on a four-game, five-point streak that includes three goals.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Runs point streak to three

    Byron scored a goal on one shot on net in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Florida. He added two hits and one blocked shot over 12:00 of ice time.

    Byron finished a feed from Christian Dvorak while the Canadiens had pulled the goalie for an extra attacker. The 32-year-old forward has points (two goals, one assist) in each of the last three games. He was moved up to the third line as a result of the juggling needed to accommodate for the unavailable Jonathan Drouin (not injury related). Byron has five points, 21 shots, 46 hits and two blocked shots while averaging 12:22 over 17 games.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Nets game-winner

    Byron scored a goal on one shot and had five hits in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Senators.

    Byron managed to sneak away from defenders who were focused on a bouncing-puck entry into the zone and finished a feed from Michael Pezzetta for the game-winning marker. It was his first point since returning from an upper-body injury March 9 and his second goal of the season.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Rejoins mates

    Byron had one hit and one blocked shot over 9:14 of ice time in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks.

    Byron, who missed the first four games of Montreal's road trip with an upper-body injury, joined his teammates for Wednesday's finale. He skated on the fourth line with Joel Armia and Ryan Poehling.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Playing Wednesday

    Byron (upper body) was activated off injured reserve and will participate in Wednesday's game against Vancouver.

    Byron has missed the last four games while dealing with an upper-body injury. The 32-year-old has averaged 12:21 of ice time and logged two points over nine appearances in 2021-22.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Set to rejoin practice

    Byron (upper body) is expected to join the Canadiens in a non-contact sweater for practice prior to Wednesday's game in Vancouver, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Byron's return from injury shouldn't be considered imminent, but this will be his first return to the ice in a team environment since he suffered the injury. It's unclear how many practice sessions he'll need before he can get back into game action.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Lands on injured reserve

    Byron (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Byron left Wednesday's game after a hard hit, and he's considered to be out indefinitely. The 32-year-old moved to injured reserve to allow the Canadiens to activate Mathieu Perreault (lower body).

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: No timeline for return

    Byron (upper body) is considered out indefinitely.

    The Canadiens have yet to establish a concrete timetable for Byron's return, but it's probably safe to assume the 32-year-old forward will miss a handful of contests at a minimum. Cedric Paquette will likely get the first shot at replacing Byron in the lineup Saturday versus the Senators.

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  • Canadiens' Paul Byron: Won't return to Wednesday's game

    Byron (undisclosed) was injured in the first period of Wednesday's game versus the Sabres and won't return to the contest.

    Byron was visibly frustrated after taking a hard hit from Matias Samuelsson on just his second shift of the game. Byron missed 43 games to start the season while recovering from hip surgery, so this is a frustrating setback to potentially be facing another absence. If he can't play Saturday versus the Senators, Cedric Paquette would likely enter the lineup.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 158 lbs
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON
Age: 33
Experience: 12
Shoots: Left