Byron scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-1 win over Ottawa on Sunday. Byron has been lighting the lamp with frequency lately, potting six goals over his last eight games to give him 20 on the season. He's seemingly come out of nowhere as a legitimate scoring threat, which is one of the most unlikeliest stories of the season considering he had just 28 goals in 200 career regular season NHL games heading into 2016-17.
Byron scored two goals and added an assist in Montreal's 4-1 win over Edmonton on Sunday. Byron hadn't practiced Saturday because of the flu and wasn't a sure thing when he awoke Sunday. The two goals give him 18 for the season, second on the team only to Max Pacioretty, and five points in the last five games.
Byron is good to go for Sunday's matchup in Edmonton after battling the flu earlier in the week. Byron will return to the Canadiens' lineup without having missed a game. With Andreas Martinsen serving as a healthy scratch and Dwight King reportedly bumped to the fourth line, per Marc Antoine Godin of La Presse, it's possible that Byron could see third-line action Sunday.
Byron did not participate in Saturday's practice due to illness, Stu Cowan of Hockey Inside Out reports. Byron is the latest victim of the flu that's running through the Habs' locker room. His status for Sunday night's game in Edmonton is uncertain.
Byron's 16th goal of the season was the game-winner in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime victory at Vancouver. Byron's tip of an Alex Galchenyuk shot eluded the Canucks' Ryan Miller to give Montreal its sixth straight win, four of them ending in overtime. Byron has provided the winning score in two of those games and now has a career-high five game-winning goals this season. At 16 goals and 31 points this season, both career highs, Byron has been a sneaky source of fantasy value.
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