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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
28-9-5 61
28-10-5 61
25-10-3 53
24-12-2 50
18-18-6 42
13-21-7 33
12-20-3 27
8-25-7 23

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 3 8 -17 23:21 32

Top Ben Chiarot News

  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Posts power-play assist

    Chiarot logged a power-play assist, two shots on goal, four hits and four blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.

    Chiarot helped out on a Mike Hoffman goal in the second period. The 30-year-old Chiarot has notched an assist in two of his last three games. He's more of a defensive presence in the Canadiens' top four, as he's picked up eight points with 65 shots on net, 71 hits, 57 blocked shots, 28 PIM and a minus-14 rating. Despite the lackluster offense, the Ontario native could be an attractive trade target for contenders looking to bolster their blue line.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Recovers from virus

    Chiarot was at practice Sunday after clearing COVID-19 protocols, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Chiarot had been in protocols since Dec. 27 and missed three games. The 30-year-old, having averaged 23:30 of ice time this season, should return to the lineup and play substantial minutes Wednesday in Boston.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Goes on COVID-19 list

    The Canadiens placed Chiarot in COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Chiarot's symptoms and ability to produce two negative test results will determine the length of his absence. The defenseman will certainly miss Tuesday's game in Tampa Bay and likely more. Chiarot has tallied five goals and a pair of assists while averaging 23:30 of ice time in 31 games this season.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Sets up tying goal

    Chiarot had an assist, seven shots on goal, two hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Philadelphia.

    Off an offensive zone faceoff, Chiarot circled left from the point along the boards and put a puck to the net that was eventually backhanded in by Laurent Dauphin, which tied the game at two apiece. It was just the second helper of the season along with five goals for Chiarot. He was one of four Montreal blueliners to register a point in the win.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Scores back-to-back

    Chiarot scored a goal on one shot and had two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Flames.

    Chiarot got a first-period equalizer when he moved up from the point on the opposite side of the action, putting himself in position to bat home a puck that landed behind Calgary's Jacob Markstrom. It was the second straight game with a goal for Chiarot, who has four markers through 15 games and is doing a little more offensively this season as Montreal plays without Shea Weber (ankle).

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Pockets third goal

    Chiarot scored a goal on six shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings. He added two hits, a blocked shot and two penalty minutes over 24:54 of ice time.

    Three of Chiarot's six shots came during the sequence in which he scored the goal, his third of the season. He and Artturi Lehkonen had multiple attempts at the goalmouth before Chiarot lifted one into the net while Cal Petersen was out of position. With Shea Weber (ankle) out for the season, Chiarot is picking up extra minutes in five-on-five situations. He was also added to the second-unit power play for the last two games, averaging 1:48 of ice time with the man advantage.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Scores meaningless goal late

    Chiarot scored a goal on four shots to go along with two hits and one blocked shot in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Kings.

    Chiarot buried a wrister from just beyond the left circle with a little more than two minutes remaining in the game to give Montreal its second goal. It was just the third time in nine games that the Canadiens scored more than one goal in a game. Chiarot has a pair of markers and an assist to go along with 28 hits, 15 blocked shots and 10 PIM through nine games.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Pockets first two points of year

    Chiarot collected a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Red Wings. He also provided four blocks, three hits and two PIM.

    Chiarot did a little bit of everything to help the Canadiens land their first win after five straight losses to open the season. He got the Habs on the board 14:10 into the first period, joining a rush late and picking the top corner glove side, then he set up Mathieu Perreault's empty-netter in the final frame. Chiarot also paced the team in blocks and hits for good measure. The veteran defenseman had been held without a point and owned a minus-5 rating in his first five games.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Contributes helper Friday

    Chiarot registered an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Lightning in Game 3.

    Chiarot helped out on a Corey Perry tally in the third period. While both of Chiarot's postseason points have come in the Stanley Cup Finals, he's also often been on the ice when the Lightning score. Through 20 playoff contests, the Canadian defenseman has a minus-5 rating, 70 hits, 43 blocked shots and 30 shots on net as a defensive presence in the top four.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: First career playoff goal in loss

    Chiarot scored a goal and provided seven hits in Monday night's 5-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

    Chiarot found the perfect moment to score his first career playoff goal by opening the scoring for the Habs and cutting the Lightning's lead to one with just minutes left in the first period. The Hamilton native's goal was just his sixth playoff point of his career and first of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Habs will look to regroup for Wednesday night's Game 2 after allowing three unanswered goals following Chariot's in the second to drop Game 1.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Delivers checks

    Chiarot had one shot on net, three blocked shots and a season-high nine hits in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.

    The Canadiens came out jumping and bumping Wednesday, delivering a message mostly to Edmonton's Alex Chaisson, who brushed goalie Carey Price in Monday's match between the two teams that landed Price in the concussion protocol for at least a week. Chiarot, who missed 15 games with a hand injury, has 60 hits over 29 games.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Logs team-high TOI in return

    Chiarot logged a team-high 22:06 of ice time in his return from a fractured hand in Friday's 2-1 win over the Flames. He had one shot on net, one hit and one blocked shot.

    Chiarot beat the initial estimated return date by a couple of weeks and immediately logged heavy minutes. There was some rust -- he had four giveaways -- and Calgary's lone goal, a shot heading wide of the net, glanced in off his skate. The Canadiens were 6-7-2 without Chiarot, who rejoined Shea Weber on the top pair.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Activated off LTIR

    Chiarot (hand) was activated off long-term injured reserve Friday, CapFriendly reports.

    Chiarot is on track to return to the lineup Friday against Calgary after missing over a month of action with a broken hand. The 29-year-old blueliner, who's picked up five points in 25 games this campaign, is expected to skate on Montreal's top pairing versus the Flames.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Practices with team Wednesday

    Chiarot (hand) rejoined the team at practice Wednesday, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.

    Chiarot practiced with the Canadiens for the first time since fracturing his hand during a fight against Canucks forward J.T. Miller on March 10. The 29-year-old blueliner is currently on long-term injured reserve, and he's expected to return to the lineup at some point over the next week. It's unsettled how the trade-deadline acquisitions of Jon Merrill and Erik Gustafsson will affect his role. Prior to this injury, Chiarot produced five points through 25 games.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Placed on LTIR

    Chiarot (hand) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    This is simply a procedural move, as Chiarot has already been sidelined for over a month with a broken hand, so he'll be eligible to return to action whenever he's deemed fit to play. The 29-year-old blueliner is expected to be ready to rejoin Montreal's lineup within the next week or so. He's picked up five points and 44 PIM through 25 games this season.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Nearing return

    Chiarot (hand) could be ready to return at some point within Montreal's next 3-5 games, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.

    Chiarot has been sidelined for a little over a month with a broken hand, but he should be ready to rejoin the Canadiens' lineup within the next week or so. The 29-year-old blueliner has picked up five points and 44 PIM through 25 games this campaign.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Faces 6-8 week absence

    Chiarot underwent right hand surgery Monday and will miss 6-8 weeks.

    Chiarot broke his hand in a fight against Canucks forward J.T. Miller last Wednesday. The 29-year-old blueliner is likely targeting an early April return at the earliest. Victor Mete drew into the lineup for the last two games as a result, and he figures to be the main beneficiary of Chiarot's absence. Chiarot recorded five points, 45 hits and 37 blocked shots before suffering this injury.

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  • Canadiens' Ben Chiarot: Visiting doctor Monday

    Chiarot (hand) has an appointment Monday, and surgery could be an option for his broken hand, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Chiarot broke his hand in a fight with the Canucks' J.T. Miller on Wednesday. If Chiarot needs surgery, he will miss 4-to-6 weeks while recovering. The Canadiens should provide an update after a course of treatment is set for the sidelined defenseman.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 234 lbs
Birthplace: Hamilton, ON
Age: 30
Experience: 8
Shoots: Left