Lehkonen was back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Jets. He had one shot on net and one blocked shot while finishing with a minus-3 rating in a 6-3 loss. Lehkonen had been a healthy scratch for the previous two games, but he returned to the fourth line against Winnipeg on Thursday. Lehkonen has not registered a point in eight straight games.
Lehkonen was the extra skater during Monday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. Lehkonen was a healthy scratch Sunday and replaced by Corey Perry on the Canadiens' fourth line. It looks like Lehkonen may sit out Tuesday's game at Ottawa.
Lehkonen was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Senators. Corey Perry replaced Lehkonen on the active roster and the fourth line. Montreal head coach Claude Julien has been working a juggling act on the fourth line with Lehkonen, Perry and Paul Byron sharing two roster spots.
Lehkonen skated on the third line Saturday and had four hits over 14:50 of ice time in a 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs. Tomas Tatar was a healthy scratch, opening up a spot on the third line for Lehkonen. He took the spot rather than Corey Perry, who was active in place of Tatar. Perry had filled in on the third line earlier this season when Joel Armia battled a concussion. Lehkonen is now pointless over the last six games and has hit the scoresheet once in the last 10.
Lehkonen scored a shorthanded goal and added an assist in Monday's 6-2 win over the Canucks. Lehkonen gave the Canadiens a 2-0 lead with his tally in the first period, and he assisted on the first of Jeff Petry's two goals later in the frame. The 25-year-old Lehkonen doubled his scoring output to four points through nine appearances. Both of his goals have come while shorthanded. The Finn has added a plus-1 rating, 15 shots on net and 16 hits this year.
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