Byron has scored four goals with six assists over 29 games in the 2019-20 season. Byron missed 42 games with a knee injury that has limited him to 29 games. The injury was the main reason behind the likely end of a string of four consecutive seasons with double-digit goals. This season came after the 30-year-old forward was limited to 56 games in 2018-19 due to various injuries. Since joining the Canadiens, he's been a flexible piece, slotting in on any line while getting power-play ice time, but he averaged just 10 seconds of PPTOI/game last season. One hopeful sign is Byron's production upon return from injury; he had three goals and three assists in the final 10 games. The Canadiens, who could finish out of playoff position for a third straight season, figure to undergo some roster churn during the offseason, but Byron is still under contract for another two seasons.
Byron scored a shorthanded goal on three shots in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Islanders. He added one hit and two blocked shots while finishing plus-2 over 18:41 of ice time. The goal was just Byron's fourth of the season, which has been derailed by a knee injury that forced him to miss 42 games. He has points (three goals, three assists) in five of the seven games since his return and is a key part of the resurgent third line. Byron's joined by Max Domi (eight point, eight games) and Jordan Weal (six points, seven games) on a unit that's had steady production over the last two weeks.
Byron scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Vancouver. He added two hits over 16:20 of ice time. Byron scored a goal in the second straight game, giving him points (two goals, two assists) in three of the four games since returning from a knee injury. He's settling in on the third line, where he's provided a boost to the previously cool Max Domi, who has two goals and four assists in the last five games.
Byron has one goal and two assists in three games since his return from a knee injury. Byron, who missed nearly three months due to the injury, scored a goal and assisted on another in Saturday's win over Ottawa. Aside from the offense, Byron has nine hits and three blocked shots. As Montreal made moves that indicate it is looking toward next season -- veterans Marco Scandella and Ilya Kovalchuk were traded within the last week -- it's unclear what the 30-year-old Byron's role will be going forward.
Byron (knee) will return to the lineup Tuesday against Detroit, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Byron's been sidelined for over three months with a knee injury, so he'll almost certainly have some rust to shake off against the Red Wings. Either way, there's no reason for the veteran forward to be on fantasy owners' radar, as he's only picked up four points in 19 games this campaign. The 5-foot-9 Canadian will slot into a bottom-six role Tuesday, skating on Montreal's fourth line against Detroit.
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