Gallagher won't play in the World Championship in May, Arpon Basu of NHL.com reports.
The winger took a bit of a step back this season, averaging 1:29 less per game than the last two years, resulting in just 29 points in 64 games. On a brighter note, he upped his physicality, tallying a career-high 69 hits, which could give him a value boost in certain leagues.
Gallagher came up empty on nine shots against the Rangers on Friday, though he did provide a primary assist in what culminated as a 4-3 overtime win.
The nine attempts stood as a game high and likely induced some fist pumps for Gallagher's fantasy owners involved in playoff pools. Planted on the right wing, Gallagher is a proven scorer, but his 5.3 shooting percentage from the regular season left a lot to be desired. Some if it can be chalked up to bad luck, though, as he is getting some Grade-A chances.
Gallagher skated only 12:35 in Thursday's win over Florida, but that was enough time for him to rack up a goal, three assists and a plus-4 rating.
This breakout game was a long time coming for Gallagher, who last recorded a multi-point outing way back on Dec. 8. In between that game and Thursday's, he recorded just eight points in 31 contests and missed another 18 to injury. Indeed, it's been a lost season for Gallagher, who still hasn't even hit 30 points, but fantasy owners should keep him in mind as a buy-low option for next year's drafts.
Gallagher scored his ninth goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Dallas. He also had three hits and three shots on goal over 15:05 of ice time.
Gallagher made a nice play entering the zone, giving Kari Lehtonen the impression he was going to pass then zipped one over his shoulder stick-side to score the game-winner. Gallagher continues to play hard despite a season-long scoring slump that has cost him power-play ice time -- he's averaged just 14 seconds on the power play over the last eight games.
Gallagher had a goal, two shots on net and two hits in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Ottawa.
The point gives Gallagher a modest three-game point streak and four in his last seven. The Habs really miss Gallagher's scoring touch this season as Saturday's third-period tally was just his eighth in 53 games. And while Gallagher busts his butt on every shift, the goal had more to do with Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson failing to cover up the post on a bad-angle missive.