Byron had a goal and an assist in Tuesday night's 4-3 win over the Red Wings. Byron continues to take shifts on the top line, platooning with Sven Andrighetto on right wing alongside Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk, and that's led to a little run. The Ottawa native has two goals and an assist in the previous three games. Unless Brendan Gallagher (groin) returns, Byron should continue to get favorable line assignments over the final five games.
Byron played the hero in a 3-2 win over Buffalo on Wednesday, potting the game-winning goal in overtime . In a game where the Habs were massively outshot 43-22, Byron's first goal in 19 games certainly was of the clutch variety. However, the fifth-year NHLer doesn't bring much to the table in terms of fantasy with just 14 points in 51 games this year.
Byron and the Canadiens agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Byron hasn't played a ton for Montreal this season, but the 26-year-old Ottawa native has notched eight goals and three assists through 40 games played in his first season with the Canadiens. Prior to this year, the 5'7 center played one season with Buffalo and four seasons with Calgary.
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.
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