Bryon returned to the active lineup Friday night after missing eight games with a lower-body injury. He had a couple of hits in 11:40 of ice time in a 6-4 loss to Buffalo. Byron was strictly a fourth-liner and spent some time killing penalties in his return to action. He's been moved around the lines this season, but mostly has been in a bottom six role. And with Montreal's top-two lines starting to generate some offense, Byron will likely remain where he is for now.
Byron (lower body) skated on the fourth line at Thursday's practice and will return to the active lineup for Friday's game in Buffalo, Hockey Inside Out reports. Byron, who has missed eight games due to the injury, has received TOI on all four lines this season, but will be eased back into the lineup Friday.
Byron (lower body) will travel with the Canadiens on the upcoming road trip. Sidelined since mid-January, Byron appears close to finally rejoining his teammates in game action. Prior to the injury, the 26-year-old center served as a borderline top-six skater (averaging 13:05 of ice time), and could be destined for a similar role when he rejoins the lineup. While Byron does have 11 points (including eight goals) through 35 games this season, he averages less than a shot per game on the campaign, hardly making him a prime fantasy option even when healthy.
Byron (lower body) took part in Wednesday's optional skate, the first time he's practiced without the supervision of athletic therapists. Byron missed eight games since suffering the injury in mid-January. His presence at practice without supervision is a positive sign for his return, particularly after the Habs lost Brian Flynn for six-to-eight weeks with a lower-body injury. Byron said he'll practice with the full team Thursday and will travel to Buffalo for Friday's game against the Sabres.
Byron (lower body) is still on injured reserve, and won't play Tuesday against the Lightning, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Byron will miss an eighth consecutive game Tuesday with a lower-body injury he sustained on Jan. 19, and appears poised to miss at least a few more contests with the ailment. Expect an update on the 26-year-old forward's status once he's able to resume skating.
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