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Byron, Paul #41 (LW)  - Montreal Canadiens - 2018 Playoffs
Height: 5'9''
Weight: 162 lbs.
Shoots: left
Born on: April 27, 1989
Age: 29
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario
Salary: $1.200M
Cap Hit: $1.167M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 6
Draft Pick: 179
Draft Year: 2007
Rookie Year: 2011
Draft Team: BUF

Statistics - 2018 Playoffs

GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Injury Update (Shoulder) April 18, 2018 - Out

Byron is facing a six-month recovery period after undergoing shoulder surgery Wednesday.

Expected return date: Oct. 17, 2018

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Date News Advice
April 7, 2018 Paul Byron had 18:06 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
April 5, 2018 Paul Byron had 17:34 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-3 win over the Red Wings on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
April 3, 2018 Paul Byron scored one goal in 20:03 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-4 overtime loss to the Jets on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Byron now has 20 goals on the season. None
April 1, 2018 Paul Byron had 20:50 of ice time in the Canadiens' 2-1 loss to the Devils on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
March 31, 2018 Paul Byron had an assist in 17:52 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-2 loss to the Penguins on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Byron now has 15 assists on the season. None
March 26, 2018 Paul Byron scored one goal in 19:23 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-2 win over the Red Wings on Monday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Byron now has 19 goals on the season. None
March 24, 2018 Paul Byron had 18:11 of ice time in the Canadiens' 6-4 loss to the Capitals on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
March 23, 2018 Paul Byron scored one goal in 17:02 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-0 win over the Sabres on Friday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Byron now has 18 goals on the season. None
March 21, 2018 Paul Byron had an assist in 16:54 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-3 loss to the Penguins on Wednesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Byron now has 14 assists on the season. None
March 19, 2018 Paul Byron had 17:06 of ice time in the Canadiens' 2-0 loss to the Panthers on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 17, 2018 Paul Byron had 14:47 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-0 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 15, 2018 Paul Byron scored one goal in 18:43 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-3 loss to the Penguins on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. Byron now has 17 goals on the season. None
March 13, 2018 Paul Byron had 17:42 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-2 win over the Stars on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 12, 2018 Paul Byron had an assist in 16:39 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Byron now has 13 assists on the season. None
March 10, 2018 Paul Byron had 21:03 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 shootout loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 8, 2018 Paul Byron had 12:40 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-0 loss to the Panthers on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 6, 2018 Paul Byron had an assist in 14:58 of ice time in the Canadiens' 6-4 loss to the Devils on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Byron now has 12 assists on the season. None
March 3, 2018 Paul Byron had 18:06 of ice time in the Canadiens' 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 2, 2018 Paul Byron scored one goal in 14:37 of ice time in the Canadiens' 6-3 win over the Islanders on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Byron now has 16 goals on the season. None
Feb. 28, 2018 Paul Byron scored one goal in 14:10 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-1 win over the Islanders on Wednesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Byron now has 15 goals on the season. None
Feb. 26, 2018 Paul Byron had 16:15 of ice time in the Canadiens' 1-0 shootout loss to the Flyers on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 24, 2018 Paul Byron had 15:19 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-3 shootout loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 22, 2018 Paul Byron had an assist in 13:15 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-1 win over the Rangers on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Byron now has 11 assists on the season. None
Feb. 20, 2018 Paul Byron scored one goal in 17:19 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Byron now has 14 goals on the season. None
Feb. 17, 2018 Paul Byron had 16:35 of ice time in the Canadiens' 6-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -4 for the game. None
Feb. 15, 2018 Paul Byron had 15:07 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-2 loss to the Coyotes on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 14, 2018 Paul Byron had 14:20 of ice time in the Canadiens' 2-0 loss to the Avalanche on Wednesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 10, 2018 Paul Byron had 14:24 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 8, 2018 Paul Byron had 15:48 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-3 loss to the Flyers on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 4, 2018 Paul Byron had 12:42 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-1 win over the Senators on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 3, 2018 Paul Byron had 15:23 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-2 win over the Ducks on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 30, 2018 Paul Byron had 16:34 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-1 loss to the Blues on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 25, 2018 Paul Byron had an assist in 15:36 of ice time in the Canadiens' 6-5 loss to the Hurricanes on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Byron now has 10 assists on the season. Byron has two goals and five assists during a six-game point streak.
Jan. 23, 2018 Paul Byron had an assist in 16:05 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-2 win over the Avalanche on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Byron now has nine assists on the season. None
Jan. 20, 2018 Paul Byron had an assist in 16:26 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Byron now has eight assists on the season. None
Jan. 19, 2018 Paul Byron tallied one goal and one assist in 16:36 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 win over the Capitals on Friday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Byron now has 13 goals and seven assists on the season. Byron has three goals and two assists in his last five games after totaling two points in his previous 13.
Jan. 17, 2018 Paul Byron had an assist in 15:20 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-1 loss to the Bruins on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Byron now has six assists on the season. None
Jan. 15, 2018 Paul Byron scored one goal in 12:56 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-4 overtime loss to the Islanders on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Byron now has 12 goals on the season. None
Jan. 14, 2018 Paul Byron had 16:22 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-3 shootout loss to the Bruins on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 8, 2018 Paul Byron scored one goal in 13:56 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-2 win over the Canucks on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. Byron now has 11 goals on the season. None
Jan. 5, 2018 Paul Byron had 18:05 of ice time in the Canadiens' 2-1 shootout win over the Lightning on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 3, 2018 Paul Byron had 15:05 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-1 loss to the Sharks on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Dec. 30, 2017 Paul Byron had 14:41 of ice time in the Canadiens' 2-0 loss to the Panthers on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Dec. 28, 2017 Paul Byron had 15:46 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Dec. 23, 2017 Paul Byron had 16:43 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 win over the Flames on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Dec. 3, 2017 Byron had his first career hat trick and the Canadiens beat the slumping Detroit Red Wings 10-1 Saturday night for their fifth straight win. Seven of Byron's nine goals on the season have come at home.
Nov. 26, 2017 Byron had a goal and an assist in the Canadiens' 3-0 win over the Sabres on Saturday. Byron has three goals in his last six games after scoring three in his first 18.
Nov. 15, 2017 Byron got Montreal's goal early in the third period of Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to Columbus. Byron, playing his 300th NHL game, came close to equalizing in the second period off a steal and a short-handed breakaway, only to be stopped by Sergei Bobrovsky. Maybe this performance can wake up Byron, who had gone six straight games without a point and has just six through 19 games after recording a career-best 43 points last season.
March 31, 2017 Byron scored twice and the Canadiens beat the Florida Panthers 6-2 on Thursday night to clinch a spot in the postseason. Byron now has eight goals in his last 13 games.
March 20, 2017 Byron had a goal and an assist as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Sunday night to sweep the home-and-home series. That's six goals and two assists for Byron over his last seven games.
March 13, 2017 Byron scored twice and added an assist in the Canadiens' 4-1 victory over Sunday night, with all four of the goals coming in a six-minute span late in the game. Byron has four goals and an assist in his last five games. Prior to that, he'd gone all 13 games he'd played in February without a point.
March 8, 2017 Byron scored in overtime as Montreal defeated the Canucks 2-1 on Tuesday night. Byron could be heating up as he has two goals in his last three games. He has 16 goals and 15 assists on the season.
March 3, 2017 Byron scored the tiebreaking goal with nine seconds left and Montreal edged the Predators 2-1 on Thursday night Byron is tied for second on the Canadiens with 15 goals but had been in the mist of a horrendous drought. The left wing had not recorded a point in 14 games, so hopefully this goal can get him going.
Jan. 5, 2017 Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Byron will return to the lineup for Monday's game against Washington. Byron, whose 12 goals represent a career high and rank second among Montreal players, sat out Saturday's win at Toronto with an upper-body injury.
Dec. 31, 2016 Bryon registered a goal and an assist in Saturday's overtime loss at Pittsburgh. The goal was Byron's 12th of the season, surpassing his previous career high in just his 37th game. The suddenly dangerous forward has five goals and six assists over his last 12 outings.
Dec. 21, 2016 Byron had a goal and an assist as the Canadiens downed the sluggish Ducks 5-1 on Tuesday night. Byron has now amassed eight goals and six assists in 19 home games but has just three goals and two assists in 13 on the road.
Dec. 7, 2016 Byron had a goal and an assist Tuesday while finishing at a plus-2. Byron, among the team leaders with 14 points, had gone six straight games without getting on the scoresheet as he posted a minus-3.
Nov. 16, 2016 Byron helped the Canadiens earn a point by scoring a game-tying goal in the third period of the team's eventual 4-3 overtime loss to Florida on Tuesday. Bryon has been an unexpected source of offense of late, having scored in four of the last five games and amassing six points over the past six. He's already more than halfway to matching the 11 goals and 18 points he recorded in 62 games last season.
Nov. 10, 2016 Byron scored for the second straight game Thursday and has recorded a point in each of the last three. He has two goals and two assists over that three-game stretch.
Nov. 9, 2016 Byron had the game-winning goal and an assist Tuesday against Boston. Montreal benefited from moving Byron to the top line with Alexander Radulov and Alex Galchenyuk, who also had two points apiece.
Oct. 26, 2016 Byron scored a goal Wednesday. He has two goals and two assists in the last four games.
Oct. 20, 2016 Byron came through with a pair of assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over Arizona. Byron is still seeking his first goal, but he has three assists through four games.
Jan. 20, 2016 Byron remains sidelined with a lower-body injury. Byron, who's recorded a career-high eight goals in 35 games, hasn't played since Jan. 19.
Oct. 6, 2015 The Montreal Canadiens have claimed Byron off waivers from the Calgary Flames. Byron played in 57 games with the Flames last season, scoring six goals and adding 13 assists. Byron was drafted in the sixth round, 179th overall, by Buffalo in the 2007 draft. He has 17 goals and 31 assists in 138 games with Buffalo and Calgary.
March 29, 2015 Byron is out with a lower-body injury. Byron is considered day-to-day.
Feb. 23, 2015 Byron has a lower-body injury and has returned to practice. Byron could return soon.
Feb. 10, 2015 Byron returned Thursday. Byron was out with an illness.
Nov. 21, 2014 Byron had a goal with an assist Thursday. He has four goals and an assist in four games.
April 3, 2014 The Flames have announced that Byron is away from the team while his wife gives birth. No duration has been given for the absence.
Jan. 21, 2014 Byron left Monday's 3-2 loss at San Jose in the second period with a lower-body injury. Byron is day to day.
Dec. 15, 2013 Byron scored and had an assist in Saturday's win over Buffalo. He has four points in his last two games.
Feb. 14, 2013 Byron was placed on injured reserve with a fractured left hand. The injury occurred in his season debut, a Feb. 13 7-4 win over Dallas. He was sent to the minors April 14.
Date Injury Return Date Status Details
Jan. 31, 2018 Shoulder None Day-to-Day Byron played Thursday after leaving Tuesday's game at St. Louis after being shoved into the boards late in the third period. He had 16:49 of ice time in the Canadiens' 2-0 loss to the Hurricanes. Byron didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Jan. 5, 2017 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Byron will return to the lineup for Monday's game against Washington.
Jan. 20, 2016 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Byron remains sidelined with a lower-body injury.
March 29, 2015 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Byron is out with a lower-body injury.
Feb. 18, 2015 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Byron has a lower-body injury and has returned to practice.
Feb. 9, 2015 Illness None Day-to-Day Byron returned Thursday.
April 3, 2014 Personal reasons None Day-to-Day The Flames have announced that Byron is away from the team while his wife gives birth.
Jan. 21, 2014 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Byron left Monday's 3-2 loss at San Jose in the second period with a lower-body injury.
Feb. 14, 2013 Fractured hand None Injured Reserve Byron was placed on injured reserve with a fractured left hand.

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2018-04-18 analysis After suiting up for all 82 games this season, news of this procedure comes as quite a surprise. The six-month timeline given would put Byron's recovery at some time around the middle of October, meaning he'd miss most, or all, of training camp. Byron reached the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive season in 2017-18 and will likely play a prominent role in the upcoming campaign once he's healt
2018-04-18 update Byron is facing a six-month recovery period after undergoing shoulder surgery Wednesday.
2018-04-18 injury_note Byron is facing a six-month recovery period after <a href="https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/news/paul-byron-goes-under-the-knife/c-298095604">undergoing</a> shoulder surgery Wednesday.
2018-04-18 Injury Status Out
2018-04-18 Injury Text Shoulder
2018-04-18 Date Injured 2018-04-18
2018-04-18 Injured No Yes
2018-04-04 analysis Byron put on a mad dash to reach 20, scoring three times in the last six games. In true Byron fashion, the goal came after his dogged work on the forecheck and being in the right place to bang home a rebound. The 28-year-old forward, whose salary carries an AAV of $1.17 million, is the biggest bargain in hockey. Byron's posted consecutive 20-goal seasons -- he potted 22 in 2016-17. It's quite an a
2018-04-04 update Byron scored his 20th goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Jets.
2018-03-27 analysis Byron's on the precipice of a second consecutive 20-goal campaign and, given the amount of time he's on the ice, is a good bet to deliver on that over the final five games. The former sixth-round draft pick (2007, Buffalo) has been elevated to the Habs' top line and first power-play unit since injuries hit other forwards. Over the past 13 games, Byron has averaged 2:09 TOI when an opponent is in t
2018-03-27 update Byron scored his 19th goal, had four shots and finished plus-2 over 20:08 of ice time in Monday's 4-2 win over the Red Wings.
2018-03-24 analysis Byron needs to pick up his scoring pace over the final seven games to achieve a second straight 20-goal season, a notion that was unthinkable when he was a bottom-six grinder for Calgary earlier in his career. Since joining Montreal in the 2015-16 offseason, Byron's scored 51 goals on 20.6 percent of his shots over 218 games. He's getting first-line minutes, has been elevated to the top power-play
2018-03-24 update Byron had a team-high four shots and scored his 18th goal of the season in Friday's 3-0 win over the Sabres.
2018-03-16 analysis Slowly, Byron's making his way toward his second straight 20-goal season. Thursday's goal was just his fourth over the last 25 games and gives him 17 with 11 games remaining. He has a good shot of making it if his current line stays productive. Byron, Jonathan Drouin and Brendan Gallagher have accounted for four goals and five assists over the last three games.
2018-03-16 update Byron scored his first power-play goal of the season on his lone shot on net and added three hits over 18:43 of ice time in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Penguins.
2018-02-21 analysis Skating on a new line with Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher, Byron finished off a nifty give-and-go with Plekanec to give Montreal a third-period lead. It's been awhile since Byron tickled the twine, having gone scoreless in 12 consecutive games before he notched his 14th goal of the season Tuesday. His scoring pace has fallen off relative to last season, however, Byron needs a reachable six g
2018-02-21 update Byron scored a goal, had one shot on net and two blocked shots over 17:19 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers.
2018-02-02 analysis Byron was removed from the Canadiens' previous game after hurting his shoulder when he was shoved into the boards. The team insisted it was a minor injury and that appears to be the case. The gritty Byron has gone pointless in two consecutive games after scoring eight points across an eight-game run.
2018-02-02 update Byron had four hits and a blocked shot over 16:49 of ice time in Thursday's 2-0 loss to Carolina.
2018-02-01 analysis Byron took what coach Claude Julien described as a therapy day Wednesday after taking a hit from the Blues' Colton Parayko up against the boards during the third period of Tuesday's contest. The collision caused him to favor his left shoulder, but his ailment shouldn't prevent him from dressing Thursday. Official word on his status should percolate to the masses when the team takes the ice for war Byron has been hot recently, racking up three goals and eight points in his last nine games. He'll slot into a prominent role Thursday, skating on the Canadiens' top line and second power-play unit against Carolina.
2018-02-01 update Byron (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the action Thursday against the Hurricanes. As expected, Byron (shoulder) is participating in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.
2018-02-01 injury_note Byron (shoulder) <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL/status/959112636083392512">is expected</a> to rejoin the action Thursday against the Hurricanes.
2018-02-01 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-02-01 Injury Text Shoulder
2018-02-01 Date Injured 2018-02-01
2018-02-01 Injured Yes No
2018-02-01 analysis The coach added that Byron will be re-evaluated Thursday, leading up that night's game against Carolina in Raleigh. He was removed from Tuesday's loss to St. Louis late in the third period following a Colton Parayko hit. Byron took what coach Claude Julien described as a therapy day Wednesday after taking a hit from the Blues' Colton Parayko up against the boards during the third period of Tuesday's contest. The collision caused him to favor his left shoulder, but his ailment shouldn't prevent him from dressing Thursday. Official word on his status should percolate to the masses when the team takes the ice for war
2018-02-01 update Byron (shoulder) was held out of Wednesday's practice for what head coach Claude Julien said was a therapy day, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports. Byron (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the action Thursday against the Hurricanes.
2018-02-01 injury_note Byron (shoulder) was held out of Wednesday's practice for what head coach Claude Julien said was a therapy day, <a href="http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/canadiens-coach-claude-julien-not-convinced-hit-on-paul-byron-was-dirty">Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette</a> reports. Byron (shoulder) <a href="https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL/status/959112636083392512">is expected</a> to rejoin the action Thursday against the Hurricanes.
2018-02-01 analysis The coach added that Byron will be re-evaluated Thursday, leading up that night's game against Carolina in Raleigh. He was removed from Tuesday's loss to St. Louis late in the third period following a Colton Parayko hit.
2018-02-01 update Byron (shoulder) was held out of Wednesday's practice for what head coach Claude Julien said was a therapy day, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
2018-02-01 injury_note Byron appeared to be favoring his left shoulder after he was shoved into the boards by Colton Parayko during the third period of Tuesday's 3-1 loss to St. Louis, <a href="http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/in-the-habs-room-claude-julien-laments-missed-opportunities-early">Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette</a> reports. Byron (shoulder) was held out of Wednesday's practice for what head coach Claude Julien said was a therapy day, <a href="http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/canadiens-coach-claude-julien-not-convinced-hit-on-paul-byron-was-dirty">Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette</a> reports.
2018-02-01 Date Injured 2018-01-31 2018-02-01
2018-01-31 injury_note Byron appeared to be favoring his left shoulder after he was shoved into the boards by the Blues' Colton Parayko during the third period of Tuesday's 3-1 loss to St. Louis, <a href="http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/in-the-habs-room-claude-julien-laments-missed-opportunities-early">Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette</a> reports. Byron appeared to be favoring his left shoulder after he was shoved into the boards by Colton Parayko during the third period of Tuesday's 3-1 loss to St. Louis, <a href="http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/in-the-habs-room-claude-julien-laments-missed-opportunities-early">Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette</a> reports.
2018-01-31 analysis Byron left the game with what was then described as an 'undisclosed' injury. Head coach Claude Julien said the injury does not appear to be serious and there will be an update Wednesday, leading up to Thursday's game at Carolina. Byron left the game with what was then described as an undisclosed injury. Head coach Claude Julien said the injury does not appear to be serious, and that there will be an update prior to Thursday's game at Carolina.
2018-01-31 injury_note Byron appeared to be favoring his left shoulder after he was shoved into the boards by the Blues Colton Parayko during the third period of Tuesday's 3-1 loss to St. Louis, <a href="http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/in-the-habs-room-claude-julien-laments-missed-opportunities-early">Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette</a> reports. Byron appeared to be favoring his left shoulder after he was shoved into the boards by the Blues' Colton Parayko during the third period of Tuesday's 3-1 loss to St. Louis, <a href="http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/in-the-habs-room-claude-julien-laments-missed-opportunities-early">Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette</a> reports.
2018-01-31 analysis Byron left the game with what was then described as an 'undisclosed' injury. Head coach Claude Julien said the injury does not appear to be serious and there will be an update Wednesday, leading up to Thursday's game at Carolina.
2018-01-31 update Byron appeared to be favoring his left shoulder after he was shoved into the boards by the Blues Colton Parayko during the third period of Tuesday's 3-1 loss to St. Louis, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
2018-01-31 injury_note According to head coach Claude Julien, Byron (undisclosed) left Tuesday's game against the Blues but it isn't a serious injury, <a href="https://twitter.com/ArponBasu/status/958552294487830528">Arpon Basu of The Athletic Montreal</a> reports. Byron appeared to be favoring his left shoulder after he was shoved into the boards by the Blues Colton Parayko during the third period of Tuesday's 3-1 loss to St. Louis, <a href="http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/in-the-habs-room-claude-julien-laments-missed-opportunities-early">Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette</a> reports.
2018-01-31 Injury Text Undisclosed Shoulder
2018-01-31 Date Injured 2018-01-30 2018-01-31
2018-01-30 injury_note According to head coach Claude Julien, Byron (undisclosed) left Tuesday's game against the Blues but it isn't a serious injury, <a href="https://twitter.com/ArponBasu/status/958552294487830528">Arpon Basu of The Athletic Montreal</a> reports.
2018-01-30 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-01-30 Injury Text Undisclosed
2018-01-30 Date Injured 2018-01-30
2018-01-30 Injured No Yes
2018-01-30 analysis The first-line center left after taking a hard hit into the boards from the Blues' Colton Parayko. Byron has been streaking lately, racking up two goals and seven points in the six games ahead of Tuesday's matchup. If he can't return for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes, the Canadiens will have to recall a forward for depth in the lineup. Byron will be reevaluated Wednesday morning.
2018-01-30 update According to head coach Claude Julien, Byron (undisclosed) left Tuesday's game against the Blues but it isn't a serious injury, Arpon Basu of The Athletic Montreal reports.
2018-01-26 analysis Byron's made it to the scoresheet for six straight games, notching two goals and five assists during that run. This recent spate of scoring was spurred by head coach Claude Julien's tweak that put Byron on a line with Max Pacioretty, who has been Montreal's hottest goal-scorer of late. That line could change when Phillip Danault (concussion) is ready to return, but the coach can't ignore the produ
2018-01-26 update Byron had a secondary assist in Thursday's 6-5 loss to Carolina.
2018-01-21 analysis Byron collected two assists in three games against Boston this past week, despite his team getting swept by the rival club. He'll look to advance his four-game point streak against the Avalanche on Tuesday, with his fantasy owners gladly accepting the nice offensive run from a guy who's still taking most of his even-strength starts (53.4 percent) in the defensive zone.
2018-01-21 update Byron collected a primary assist in Saturday's 4-1 home loss to the Bruins.
2018-01-20 analysis Centering Max Pacioretty of late has lead to a nice offensive run for the 28-year-old forward, as Byron has two goals and two assists during his active three-game point streak. The mini heater probably doesn't warrant any immediate fantasy action in the majority of settings, but Byron is coming off the best season of his career, so he's definitely a player to keep tabs on over the coming weeks.
2018-01-20 update Byron potted a goal and added an assist -- both in the third period -- during Friday's 3-2 win over Washington.
2018-01-16 update Byron scored a goal and picked up a two-minute minor penalty in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Islanders. Byron scored a goal in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Islanders.
2018-01-16 analysis Byron was asked to play out of position, centering a line between Max Pacioretty and Charles Hudon, as the Canadiens were without Andrew Shaw (lower body) and Phillip Danault (head). He was eventually moved off the dot in favor of Hudon. The 28-year-old forward now has 12 goals over 44 games, putting him on pace to meet last season's career-high 22 goals in 81 games.
2018-01-16 update Byron scored a goal and picked up a two-minute minor penalty in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Islanders.
2018-01-08 analysis Since Bryon sniped a hat trick Dec. 3, he's given the goal-starved Canadiens very little, which led Arpon Basu of The Athletic Montreal to speculate the forward was playing through an injury. Byron's goal Sunday was his first in eight games and just his third point in the last 14. Whether or not he's playing through a minor injury, there have been several long stretches of pointless hockey.
2018-01-08 update Byron had three shots and scored a late goal in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Canucks.
2017-12-20 analysis Head coach Claude Julien moved Byron to a line with Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin, and the tinkering helped unlock Montreal's offense Tuesday. Byron, who had gone five games without a point of any type, finished off a pretty pass from Pacioretty. While Byron's fallen off last season's points pace, he's on track (10 goals, 34 games) to match or exceed his goals scored last season (22).
2017-12-20 update Byron scored his 10th goal of the season in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Canucks.
2017-12-02 analysis Each tally from Byron took place at even strength to send the crowd into a jubilant cacophony at the Bell Centre. The Ontario native had six goals in 27 games heading into this contest, but we'd hardly call his performance from Saturday a fluke given that he lit the lamp a career-high 22 times through 81 games last season.
2017-12-02 update Byron dialed in his first career hat trick on just four shots in Saturday's 10-1 rout over the Red Wings.
2017-11-28 analysis Byron switched with captain Max Pacioretty, who was dropped to the second power-play group. The 29-year-old forward has fallen off last year's surprising scoring pace -- just four points in his last 13 games -- but is getting ice time with the best of the Canadiens roster. Clearly, head coach Claude Julien trusts Byron, and that goes a long way with the veteran-loving coach.
2017-11-28 update Bryon skated with the first-unit power play during practice Tuesday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
2017-11-17 analysis That's a season-high of playing time for Byron, who was also given 3:28 on the power play. The goal was his second in as many games and gives Byron a team-high 16.7 shooting percentage. He's currently on a line with gifted playmakers Jonathan Drouin and Alex Galchenyuk, both of whom assisted on the goal, making Byron a viable fantasy asset despite a skimpy resume as an offensive producer.
2017-11-17 update Byron scored a goal on two shots with four hits and two blocked shots over 19:13 of ice time in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Coyotes.
2017-11-15 analysis Byron banged home a rebound off a Shea Weber shot, the only puck that got past a sterling Sergei Bobrovsky, who frustrated Canadiens shooters all night long. The goal was Byron's first in eight games and first point of any kind in seven. Byron's been a handy fantasy asset in Montreal, particularly when he's skating in a top-six role and getting this much ice time, but his recent scoreless run remi
2017-11-15 update Bryon scored a goal on two shots, adding two hits and a blocked shot over 17:27 of ice time in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to Columbus.
2017-10-29 analysis Byron scored his third goal of the season when he positioned himself in the slot and buried a wrister off a pretty feed from Jonathan Drouin to open the scoring for Montreal. It was a traditional goal-scorer's goal, unlike many of his others, which come off hustle plays, speed and hanging around the net for a rebound. The ice time isn't what one expects from a top-six player -- he's averaging just
2017-10-29 update Byron scored a goal on two shots, adding a hit and a blocked shot over 13:59 of ice time in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Rangers.
2017-10-23 analysis Byron is what passes for a hot offensive threat in Montreal these days, having scored a goal in each of the previous two games. Head coach Claude Julien feels Byron deserves the promotion to the top line. He'll line up with Jonathan Drouin and Artturi Lehkonen on Tuesday at home against Florida.
2017-10-23 update Byron skated with the first line during Monday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
2017-10-21 analysis Byron swatted home a wayward shot that had caromed of the boards to score his second goal of the season. It was the second straight game in which he's scored. There's a lot of underachieving going on in Montreal's 1-6-1 start, but Byron remains as steady as ever.
2017-10-21 update Byron scored a goal on his lone shot over 15:54 of ice time in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Ducks.
2017-10-19 analysis Let that sink in for a bit -- Byron led all Montreal forwards in ice time. The man who started out the season on the fourth line played more than Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Drouin, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. The goal, Byron's second of the season, developed in a typically Byron way. He forced a turnover deep in the Kings end, then following a sequence in which his mates rushed the net, t Let that sink in for a bit -- Byron led all Montreal forwards in ice time. The man who started out the season on the fourth line played more than Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Drouin, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. The 5-foot-9 forward's second goal of the season developed in a typically Byron way. He forced a turnover deep in the Kings end to start the play and ended up beating 6-foot-4 defens
2017-10-19 analysis Let that sink in for a bit -- Byron led all Montreal forwards in ice time. The man who started out the season on the fourth line played more than Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Drouin, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. The goal, Byron's second of the season, developed in a typically Byron way. He forced a turnover deep in the Kings end, then following a sequence in which his mates rushed the net, t
2017-10-19 update Byron scored a goal on two shots and had two hits over a forward-high 17:55 of ice time in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Kings.
2017-10-17 analysis Byron, who opened the season on the fourth line, and Alex Galchenyuk switched positions for Saturday's loss to the Maple Leafs. When Galchenyuk scored his first goal of the season and Montreal's first power-play marker Saturday, we were curious if Galchenyuk would get back to a top-six role, but apparently not. Byron is coming off a career-high 22 goals last season while at times skating on all fo
2017-10-17 update Byron, who was promoted to the second line for Saturday's game against Toronto, remained on that unit during Monday's practice leading into Tuesday's game against San Jose, Stu Cowan of Hockey Inside Out reports.
2017-10-08 analysis Byron badgered Washington's Dmitry Orlov, forcing a turnover that eventually led to him chasing down a rebound and feeding Brendan Gallagher for the Canadiens' lone goal. A lot of Byron's offense came exactly like this last season -- a direct result of hustle and speed -- when he had career highs in goals (22) and points (43). Montreal has put the puck in the net three times over the first two gam
2017-10-08 update Byron had a shorthanded assist and three hits over 10:42 of ice time in Saturday's 6-1 loss to Washington.
2017-10-07 Weight 160 lb 162 lb
2017-09-30 analysis Byron, who is coming off a career-high 22 goals last season, has scored 33 goals in 143 games since the Canadiens claimed him off the waiver wire in 2015. He's not locked into any one line, but has provided enough offense to be trusted as a top-six forward over the past two seasons. On Friday, he skated with Phillip Danault and Andrew Shaw, with the trio accounting for all of Montreal's goals.
2017-09-30 update Byron netted two goals in Friday's 3-1 preseason victory over Florida.
2017-09-01 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $1.167M
2017-09-01 Salary $0.000M $1.200M
2017-09-01 Pickable No Yes
2017-06-22 Active in League No Yes
2017-06-22 Franchise 2017 Unknown Unknown 2017 Montreal Canadiens