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51 David Desharnais C
Height/Weight: 5-7/177 | Birthdate: 9/14/1986 | Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada | Team: Montreal Canadiens | College: None | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $950,000 | Owned/Started%: 52/31 | Average Draft Position: 175.77
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4/18/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Collects Two Assists In Game 2

News: David Desharnais collected two assists in Friday's Game 2 win over Ottawa.
Analysis: A dominant effort from David Desharnais, who saw 18:40 of ice time in the victory. With the return of Max Pacioretty, Desharnais saw his ice time from Game 1 increase by a whopping six minutes in Game 2. While he's only scored twice in 29 career playoff games, Desharnais, skating on the second line with Pacioretty, can be a difference maker in a playoff series.

3/29/2015

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David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Sets Up Winner

News: David Desharnais assisted on Max Pacioretty's game-winner in Saturday night's 3-2 overtime win against Florida.
Analysis: David Desharnais has four points in the previous five games. Not so coincidentally, his streak is fueled by a move back to the top line with Pacioretty.

3/22/2015

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David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Plays Saturday

News: David Desharnais (illness) was active for Saturday's game against the Sharks and skated 14:58 in a 2-0 win.
Analysis: David Desharnais had been experiencing flu-like symptoms over the past few days, but looks poised to remain a regular in the Habs' lineup going forward.

3/21/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON Habs' Desharnais Appears Set To Play

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Appears Set To Play

News: David Desharnais (flu-like symptoms) was on the ice for the Canadiens' morning skate and appears to be on track to play Saturday against the Sharks, John Lu of TSN reports.
Analysis: The illness prevented David Desharnais from practicing Friday, but it looks like he just needed a day of rest for the symptoms to subside. He assumed his usual spot as the Habs' second-line center during Saturday's skate. The 28-year-old has 42 points and a career-best plus-20 rating over 72 games this season, but has provided only one goal and no assists over his previous seven contests.

3/20/2015

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David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Feeling Ill

News: David Desharnais is not at Friday's practice due to flu-like symptoms, TSN's John Lu reports.
Analysis: David Desharnais ended a six-game goal drought in Thursday's win over the Hurricanes, but he may need to wait a few days before getting another chance to tickle the twine. He can be considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Sharks.

3/20/2015

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David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Snaps Skid

News: David Desharnais broke a six-game slump by scoring a goal in Thursday night's 4-0 win over the Hurricanes.
Analysis: Since moving off the top line, life hasn't been so great for the fan base's greatest whipping boy. David Desharnais was caught up in head coach Michel Therrien's line shuffle back when Montreal was losers in five of six games, and is now skating with P.A. Parenteau and Alex Galchenyuk. That's a troika without much experience playing together, but they should continue on as a unit because the Canadiens are winning games again.

3/5/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON Habs' Desharnais Grabs Two Helpers In Loss

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Grabs Two Helpers In Loss

News: David Desharnais notched two assists and went plus-1 in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss at the hands of the Kings.
Analysis: The Habs have managed all of eight goals in their last four games, and David Desharnais has been involved with five of those. Over the last nine games, he's picked up two goals and seven assists while going a sparkling plus-8. Those who bought in despite his underwhelming first four months of the year have been handsomely rewarded over the last month-plus. He has 17 points in the previous 17 games.

2/28/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON Habs' Desharnais: Two Goals In Win

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais: Two Goals In Win

News: David Desharnais had two goals in Saturday's 4-0 win over Toronto. He has six points and a plus-8 rating in his last six games.
Analysis: The first goal was his 200th point of his career, the second went into an empty net. He's a valuable role contributor in most fantasy formats, but right now, he's delivering more than anticipated. Take advantage.

2/22/2015

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David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Begins Streak

News: David Desharnais had an assist in Saturday night's 3-1 win over Columbus. The first-line center has an assist in each of the previous three games.
Analysis: That's what can happen when one skates with Montreal's best offensive weapon, Max Pacioretty, who has scored four goals in the past four games. David Desharnais is in a good spot between Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher.

2/10/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON Habs' Desharnais Extends Streak With OT Winner

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Extends Streak With OT Winner

News: David Desharnais scored the game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday against the Flyers, extending his point streak to five games.
Analysis: The guy has been an absolute monster since the calendar turned to February, tallying two goals, six assists and a plus-9 rating over five games. His season stats are still middling, but make sure he's in your lineup while he's red-hot.

2/9/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON Canadiens' Desharnais Extends Streak

David Desharnais

Canadiens' Desharnais Extends Streak

News: David Desharnais extended his point streak to four games when picked up an assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Bruins.
Analysis: David Desharnais has seven points (1 goal, six assists) in the past four games. For the last two-plus games, he's been reunited on the top line with Max Pacioretty.

2/7/2015

David Desharnais, C, MON Habs' Desharnais: Six Points In Last Three Games

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais: Six Points In Last Three Games

News: David Desharnais set up three Montreal goals in Saturday's 6-2 win over New Jersey. The points stretched his scoring streak to three games and six points, including five assists.
Analysis: He now has 30 points in 51 games, but nine of those have come in the last eight outings. Take full advantage.

2/6/2015

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David Desharnais

Habs Reunite Desharnais With Pacioretty

News: David Desharnais has been moved back to the top line, centering Max Pacioretty and Dale Weise, the Montreal Gazette reports. Tomas Plekanec, who had been centering the top line, moves down to the second line between Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk.
Analysis: Head coach Michel Therrien is trying to unlock a dormant offense that's scored just six goals in the past four games. David Desharnais and Pacioretty have a good working relationship, having played together since their AHL days.

2/3/2015

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David Desharnais

Desharnais Carries Montreal's Offense Tuesday

News: David Desharnais assisted on the Canadiens' first goal and scored the second one in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Sabres.
Analysis: Not a good outcome for the team, but it's the second straight game on the scoresheet for David Desharnais. Despite his maddening inconsistency, he's actually got six points in his last seven contests, though he's still lingering at about a 40-point pace for the season.

2/2/2015

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David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Gets Point

News: David Desharnais had an assist in Sunday's loss to the Coyotes. The point snapped a three-game drought.
Analysis: The Canadiens have hit a rough patch in terms of goal-scoring the last few games and several players have been unproductive. David Desharnais, who has just 25 points in 49 games, is now centering young offensive stars Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk (two goals Sunday). In theory, he's in a good spot to ramp up his point production.

1/18/2015

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David Desharnais

Two-Point Outing For Habs' Desharnais

News: David Desharnais bagged a goal and chipped in an assist in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Islanders. He was moved back to center after a stretch of games on the wing.
Analysis: It was David Desharnais' unassisted goal that held up as the game-winner in a contest that featured 10 scores. The diminutive center was in desperate need of the multi-point showing; he had been limited to just one point over his previous eight games. Perhaps the shift back to center will ignite a scoring burst.

12/26/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON Habs' Desharnais Loving Third Line

David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Loving Third Line

News: David Desharnais scored a goal in Tuesday's win over the Islanders and now has three goals and two assists in his last five games.
Analysis: The surge in production coincides with his move to the third line with Lars Eller and P.A. Parenteau. David Desharnais continues to get work on the man advantage as well.

12/20/2014

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David Desharnais

Habs Move Desharnais To Wing

News: David Desharnais was moved to left wing on the third line in Friday's practice, Hockey Inside Out reports. Lars Eller (upper body) returned from injury and reclaimed his spot at center of the third line.
Analysis: With P.A. Parenteau skating at right wing, this will be the third-line configuration for Saturday night's game against Ottawa. Head coach Michel Therrien explained his vision to David Desharnais, telling the forward that it's best for the team if he can adapt to many positions. Reading between the lines, this likely means Alex Galchenyuk will remain the center of the top line.

12/18/2014

David Desharnais, C, MON Desharnais Accounts For Habs' Offense Thursday

David Desharnais

Desharnais Accounts For Habs' Offense Thursday

News: David Desharnais was the whole of the Montreal offense Thursday, tallying his fourth goal of the year on a third-period power play in a 2-1 loss to Anaheim.
Analysis: He's been hot of late, racking up four points over the course of a three-game streak. While David Desharnais has been known to go through slumps, he typically finds a way to course correct and get his points in the end, and that seems to be happening again this year.

12/18/2014

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David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Adjusting

News: David Desharnais, who was dropped to the third line recently, has a goal and two assists in the last two games.
Analysis: David Desharnais is adjusting to his new linemates, centering Brandon Prust and P.A. Parenteau for the time being. At some point, when Lars Eller returns from an upper-body injury, the lines may be tweaked again.

12/13/2014

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David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Nets Two Points In Win

News: David Desharnais scored his third goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over the Kings. It was his first 5-on-5 goal in 52 games.
Analysis: David Desharnais now has 17 points in 31 games, to go with a plus-8 rating. While he's been dropped down to the third line, Desharnais has been fairly consistent of late, recording seven points (one goal) in his last 11 games. While his goal total is disappointing, Desharnais is still on pace for a 40- to 50-point season, making him a reliable option in some deep leagues.

12/9/2014

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David Desharnais

Habs Drop Desharnais

News: David Desharnais was moved off the top line during Monday's practice, the Montreal Gazette reports. He centered a line with Michael Bournival and P.A. Parenteau.
Analysis: Head coach Michel Therrien is breaking up the pairing of David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty, a duo who've played together since the days in the AHL. The coach made major line changes Monday in the wake of Montreal's worst stretch this season. Having scored 13 goals in the last seven games, in which they've won just once, it was time for a change.

12/7/2014

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David Desharnais

Canadiens' Desharnais Dropped

News: David Desharnais was dropped to the third line during Saturday night's 4-1 loss to Dallas. He skated the third period with P.A. Parenteau and Brandon Prust.
Analysis: The decision to shuffle lines was more about the team's effort than David Desharnais', but with Montreal a loser in six of their last seven, perhaps a more permanent shakeup is in order.

12/2/2014

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David Desharnais

Habs' Desharnais Assists On Winner

News: David Desharnais assisted on Max Pacioretty's game-winning goal in Monday night's 4-3 win over the Avalanche. He's tied with Alex Galchenyuk for the team lead with 11 assists.
Analysis: David Desharnais didn't get off a shot in 15 minutes of ice time and has just 27 shots on goal through 26 games. That paucity of forays to the net could be a reason why he got less power-play time (1:02) than either Alex Galchenyuk (2:39) or Tomas Plekancec (2:45) in the win.

11/16/2014

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David Desharnais

Two-Point Night For Habs' Desharnais

News: David Desharnais pocketed a goal and assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.
Analysis: David Desharnais was one of eight multi-point scorers on the night for a well-balanced Canadiens attack. The diminutive center hasn't been truly hot at any point this season, but with 10 points and a plus-10 rating in 18 games, he certainly hasn't qualified as a disappointment for the Habs.