Danault missed Tuesday's morning skate for personal reasons, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. The first-line center seems to be dealing with a family matter, and there is no word if his absence will extend into Tuesday's game. Danault has been great for the Canadians, racking up 40 points in 59 games this campaign, so he will sorely be missed if he can't go.
Danault had a goal and three assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over Winnipeg. Danault is on a four-game, seven-point streak (three goals, four assists). And remarkably, this outburst pushed him to matching his career mark of 40 points. Danault set that mark in 82 games in 2016-17, but did it this year in 55. Keep him rolling while he's hot.
Danault scored a goal on three shots and finished plus-3 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Ducks. He added a hit and a blocked shot in a forward-high 17:24 of ice time. Danault's score was originally ruled no goal, but the ruling was changed upon video review to extend his point streak to three games. It was his 10th goal of the season and second in three games. His 36 points rank fifth on the team while his 35 even-strength/shorthanded points are second only to Max Domi (38). Danault is well within striking distance of establishing a new career benchmark in scoring, needing just five points over the final 28 games.
Danault scored a goal on his lone shot in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Devils. Danault tipped in Jeff Petry's missile from the point to score his ninth in 52 games. That's the same number of games he played during an injury-shortened 2017-18 season, when he scored eight times with an 8.5 shooting percentage. He's improved to 10.5 percent this season, following a 16-game stretch in which he's scored at a rate of 23.3 percent (seven goals, 30 shots).
Danault had an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 4-1 win over Columbus. Danault has points in all four games since coach Claude Julien moved Jonathan Drouin to his line, which also includes Brendan Gallagher. He barely gets ice time on the power play, which caps his ability to garner points, but Danault's 32 even-strength points are second on the team behind Max Domi.
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