Byron (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, according to the NHL media site. Byron suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday's game against the Bruins, and will now be sidelined for at least a week as a result. The 26-year-old forward will be eligible to return to action Feb. 4 against Columbus, so expect an update on his status ahead of that contest.
Byron will not return to Tuesday's game against the Bruins after suffering a lower-body injury, Dave Stubbs of NHL.com reports. The severity of Byron's injury remains unclear after spending just 9:33 on the ice before prematurely departing. Fellow right winger Devante Smith-Pelly will likely see more action Saturday against Toronto if the injury amounts to something serious.
Byron scored Montreal's lone goal in Thursday night's 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks. The goal was his career-high eighth of the season. Byron incredibly leads the Canadiens in goals scored (six) since Dec. 1. It's nice that general manager Marc Bergevin's free-agent pickup is working out so well, but he has as many goals as the more highly decorated Tomas Plekanec and David Desharnais. Montreal's scoring problems has led to Byron getting off the fourth line; he's averaging 14:12 in the 19 games since Dec. 1.
Byron assisted on Torrey Mitchell's game-winning, short-handed goal in Wednesday night's 2-1 win over the Devils. Byron's a hard-working fourth-liner, who hustles his way into points. He now has five points on the penalty-kill unit, leading the NHL.
Byron rose to the occasion Friday, potting two goals in a 5-1 win over the Bruins in the Winter Classic, Byron was remarkably efficient in this one, as his production occurred in just 11:25 of ice time. His snipe two minutes into the second frame held up as the game-winner, while his second goal with 1:32 remaining in the third period gave the Habs a 5-1 lead to really ice things. To date, the fourth-liner now has seven goals and two assists in 28 games this season.
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