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    Montreal Canadiens' Paul Byron Healthy scratch

    Byron was a healthy scratch in Montreal's season opener Wednesday.This was to be expected as Byron was claimed off waivers earlier in the week.

  • Claimed off waivers by Canadiens

    News: Paul Byron was claimed off waivers by the Canadiens Tuesday, TSN's Frank Seravalli reports.
    Analysis: It isn't a huge shock that Paul Byron was snatched off waivers, as the 26-year-old forward has plenty of NHL experience. He tallied 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in 57 games with the Flames last season, and will fill the roster spot left vacant by the recently suspended Zack Kassian in Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Maple Leafs.
  • Waived by Flames on Monday

    News: Paul Byron was waived by the Flames on Monday, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: This was a bit unexpected, as Paul Byron has played a lot of games for Calgary over the last two seasons. He's likely to clear waivers and head to AHL Stockton to start the year.
  • Doesn't practice Monday

    News: Paul Byron (undisclosed) didn't practice Monday, NHL.com's Aaron Vickers reports.
    Analysis: Paul Byron is still working his way back from a wrist injury he suffered last season, but it isn't clear if Monday's absence is related to that particular ailment. For now he can be considered day-to-day, but his status for Wednesday's season-opener against the Canucks is uncertain.
  • Flames, Byron Reach Agreement

    News: Paul Byron re-signed Sunday with the Flames on a one-year, $900,000 contract, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.
    Analysis: Paul Byron didn't skate for the Flames during the playoffs due to a wrist injury and later required sports hernia surgery, but he was a quality depth contributor during the regular season, providing six goals and 19 points in 57 games. He's expected to be recovered from all his ailments before training camp commences in September.
  • Flames' Byron Hopes To Be Ready For Camp

    News: Paul Byron (wrist/hernia) will have a pin removed from his wrist in the first week of September, but he still hopes to be ready for the start of training camp, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.
    Analysis: The wrist injury prevented Paul Byron from participating in the playoffs, and he also dealt with a few other issues late in the season, including a sports hernia that required surgery. The Flames still signed him to a one-year, $900,000 contract Sunday, as Byron expects to be ready for the start of the season.
  • Flames' Byron Dealing With Multiple Injuries

    News: Paul Byron is dealing with a number of injuries heading into the offseason, including a sports hernia and fractured toe.
    Analysis: Paul Byron, who did not play during the postseason, recently had surgery for a sports hernia and will have his wrist scoped in the next few weeks. He's also dealing with a broken toe, which he suffered late in the season, so his offseason will likely be filled with plenty of rehab.
  • Flames' Byron Doesn't Take Line Rushes

    News: Paul Byron (lower body) did not take line rushes in advance of Wednesday's playoff opener against the Canucks, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports.
    Analysis: Paul Byron, who last suited up for the Flames on March 27, thus appears likely to sit out for Game 1. He should have the opportunity to enter the lineup at some point later in the series.
  • Flames' Byron Day-To-Day

    News: Paul Byron (lower body) practiced Tuesday.
    Analysis: Paul Byron is considered day-to-day as Wednesday's playoff opener against the Canucks approaches, but his presence at practice Tuesday suggests that he is, at the very least, nearing a return to action for the Flames. Byron last suited up for the team on March 27.
  • Flames' Byron (Lower Body) Day-To-Day

    News: Paul Byron (lower body) is officially listed as day-to-day as of Monday.
    Analysis: Paul Byron, who returned for one game in late-March after missing more than a month, apparently suffered a setback, as he hasn't been on the ice for more than two weeks. He'll continue to be monitored on a day-to-day basis in advance of Wednesday's Game 1 against the Canucks.