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Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Moves to injured reserve
Drouin (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per CapFriendly.
Drouin was ruled out through the All-Star break earlier this week, so this move to IR is simply to free up a roster spot for the Canadiens. Alex Belzile was called up from AHL Laval in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Facing extended absence
Drouin (upper body) will be sidelined until the All-Star break.
Drouin will be sidelined until Feb. 11 versus the Islanders at a minimum. Given the expected length of his absence, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 27-year-old forward land on injured reserve in the coming days. Rafael Harvey-Pinard will likely continue to occupy a bottom-six role while Drouin and Joel Armia (upper body) remain on the shelf. Drouin's picked up 12 helpers through 28 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Not playing Tuesday
Drouin (undisclosed) will miss Tuesday's game versus the Jets, Guillaume Lefrancois of La Presse reports.
Drouin was deemed a game-time decision after missing Tuesday's morning skate. His absence will force the injury-ravaged Canadiens to deploy seven defensemen again. It's unclear if Drouin will be ready to play Thursday versus the Panthers.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: In doubt Tuesday
Drouin was held out of Tuesday's morning skate ahead of a matchup with Winnipeg due to an undisclosed injury.
Drouin's absence would be another blow to an already thin forward group that saw Joel Armia (upper body), Jake Evans (lower body) and Juraj Slafkovsky (lower body) all placed on injured reserve Tuesday. If able to play, Drouin would likely step into the first-line role that was being filled by Armia and could see time with the No. 1 power-play unit as well.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Logs assist in top-line duty
Drouin had an assist, three shots on goal and one hit over 16:38 of ice time in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Islanders.
As usual, Drouin opened on the fourth line, but Jake Evans' lower-body injury forced adjustments. Coach Martin St. Louis, who deployed 11 forwards and seven defensemen to start the game, moved Kirby Dach to second-line center, while Drouin and Jesse Ylonen rotated shifts on the first line with Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield. Drouin assisted on Suzuki's third-period goal for his seventh helper in the last eight games. The Canadiens will be right back at it Sunday with a late afternoon game in New York against the Rangers, which will provide an immediate glimpse at how St. Louis opts to deploy lines in the expected absence of Evans.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Three helpers against Preds
Drouin notched three assists, two on the power play, in Thursday's 4-3 win over Nashville.
He had a hand in Montreal's final three goals of the night, including both of Cole Caufield's tallies. Drouin is barely seeing the ice at even strength these days and is still looking for his first goal of the season, but his spot on the power play is keeping his fantasy value afloat, and the 27-year-old has six helpers -- including three with the man advantage -- over the last seven games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Helps on game-winner
Drouin had an assist, three shots on goal and one hit over 12:50 of ice time in Saturday's 5-4 win over St. Louis.
Drouin spent most of the game on the fourth line, but late in the third period, he replaced Juraj Slafkovsky on the second line and eventually set up Josh Anderson's game-winning tally. Drouin's backhander was stopped by Jordan Binnington, but Anderson was there to pounce on the rebound. Drouin's TOI/game is 13:51, well below what he's been accustomed to the previous five seasons with Montreal, but head coach Martin St. Louis understands he can be of value in situational hockey. Despite the minimal role on a team focused on developing younger talent, Drouin remains relevant as a member of the power play and is often on the ice late in close games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Slides assist in loss
Drouin had an assist and one hit over 12:58 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Nashville.
Drouin's drop pass led to Josh Anderson's second-period score. It was the second assist in three games for Drouin, who has yet to score in 22 contests. With Montreal struggling -- the Canadiens have lost six straight while scoring just 11 goals during that stretch -- head coach Martin St. Louis may consider sitting the unproductive forward. The coach scratched Joel Armia (zero goals in 26 games) on Tuesday, so it might Drouin's turn next.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Logs power-play assist
Drouin had a power-play assist, one shot on goal and two hits over 14:09 of ice time in Thursday's 7-2 loss to Carolina.
Drouin had the primary helper on Arber Xhekaj's goal in the first period. The forward had been given minutes on the top two lines recently but was back on the fourth line Thursday. All the while, Drouin maintained a role on the top power-play unit. Thursday's assist snapped a five-game point-less run, and he has four power-play assists and six points overall in 20 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Skates on top line
Drouin was added to the first line for Friday's 4-2 loss to Dallas. He had two shots on goal, one hit and two PIM over 15:36 of ice time.
Drouin and Joel Armia were added to the top line, flanking Nick Suzuki, but the trio was not involved in either of Montreal's goals. Drouin has just one point over six games since returning from an upper-body injury, while Armia has three points over 23 contests. The line juggling looks like an effort by head coach Martin St. Louis to unlock struggling wingers, but the experiment may not stick.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Promoted to second line
Drouin had three shots on goal, two hits and one blocked shot over 16:15 of ice time in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay.
As hinted at during Friday's practice, Drouin skated on the second line with Kirby Dach and Juraj Slafkovsky. In his three games back from an upper-body injury, Drouin has a power-play assist, seven shots on goal, three hits and one blocked shot while averaging 15:03 TOI and 4:05 on the power play.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Practices on second line
Drouin skated on the second line during Friday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Drouin returned this week after missing 13 games with an upper-body injury. He skated on the fourth line in his return Wednesday, then saw minutes on the third line Thursday. Drouin was part of the first power-play unit in both contests. The 27-year-old forward is in the final year of his contract and will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. Drouin has just five points (three on the power play) in 14 games but stands a better shot at big contract skating in a top-six role rather than the fourth-line duty he's been saddled with for much of the season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Bags power-play helper
Drouin had a power-play assist, two shots on goal and one hit over 16:16 of ice time in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Anaheim.
Drouin and Kirby Dach teamed up to aide Cole Caufield's power-play marker, the first Montreal goal on the man advantage in 22 tries. Drouin returned to the active roster Wednesday and could help a unit, which now ranks 31st in the NHL following Caufield's goal. He opened the game on the fourth line, as he did the previous night, but was promoted to the third line for the third period, when the Canadiens struck for both goals.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Activated Wednesday
Drouin had two shots on goal over 12:39 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Senators. He also had 4:07 TOI on the power play.
Drouin was in the active lineup for the first time since Nov. 12 after missing several games with an upper-body injury. He was given good reviews by head coach Martin St. Louis, according to Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette, but he was on the fourth line with Michael Pezzetta and Joel Armia. The silver lining was his presence on the power play, as Drouin tries to get his career back on track.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Slated to return vs. Senators
Drouin (upper body) is expected to return Wednesday against Ottawa.
Drouin hasn't played since Nov. 12 because of the injury. He has four assists in 12 games while averaging 13:27 of ice time this season. The 27-year-old is projected to play on the fourth line with Michael Pezzetta and Joel Armia.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Day-to-day
Drouin (upper body) is listed as day-to-day, and should be back in the lineup soon.
Drouin will travel with the team to Ottawa for Wednesday's game, but it is unclear if he will be ready to play against the Senators. He has been out since Nov. 12.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Not ready to return
Drouin (upper body) won't play Saturday versus Los Angeles, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Drouin will miss his 12th consecutive contest Saturday. Still, it appears as though he is getting closer to a potential return to the lineup after he took part in the morning skate. Drouin has four assists and 11 shots on goal in 12 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Lands on IR
Drouin (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Drouin is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks with his upper-body injury, so this move was expected. The 27-year-old forward has been limited to 12 games this campaign due to injury, picking up four points over that span.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Set for long-term absence
Drouin (upper body) will miss 4-6 weeks.
Drouin has been dealing with the injury since Nov. 5. He was able to play through it for a bit, but he'll now be on the shelf for an extended time. It would not be surprising to see him placed on injured reserve in the coming days to clear a roster spot.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin: Ruled out Tuesday
Drouin will miss Tuesday's game against New Jersey because of an upper-body injury.
Drouin has four assists in 12 games this season. He's only been averaging 13:27 of ice time, but that has included a solid 2:20 on the power play. His absence might open the door to Juraj Slafkovsky drawing into the lineup and even getting some power-play ice time.... See More ... See Less
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