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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
29-9-5 63
28-10-5 61
26-10-3 55
24-13-3 51
18-19-6 42
13-22-7 33
13-20-3 29
8-26-7 23

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 6 10 -6 15:23 26

Top Brendan Gallagher News

  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Returning soon

    Gallagher (lower body) practiced in a non-contact jersey Wednesday and should come off injured reserve soon.

    It's unclear exactly when Gallagher, who's missed eight games with the lower-body injury, will return to action. The 29-year-old has four goals and six assists in 25 games this season.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Designated for injured reserve

    Gallagher (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Assuming this assignment is retroactive, he'll be eligible to return whenever he's healthy. Gallagher was initially hurt Dec. 30 versus the Hurricanes. It's unclear when he'll be able to get back in the lineup.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Ruled out Wednesday

    Gallagher (lower body) did not travel with the team to Boston on Tuesday, per John Lu of

    Gallagher exited a contest against the Hurricanes with a lower-body injury on Dec. 30 and has been shelved in recovery since. He could still join the team ahead of Thursday's game with Chicago but it is unlikely to considering multiple players on injured reserve traveled with the team. Jesse Ylonen is expected to hold on to his expanded role in Wednesday's contest with Boston.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Unlikely to play Saturday

    Gallagher (lower body) will be a game-time decision Saturday in Florida, Eric Engels of reports.

    Coach Dominique Ducharme said there's a "minimal" chance Gallagher, who suffered the injury Thursday, will be in Saturday's lineup. The 29-year-old forward has had a tough start to the season, totaling only 10 points through 24 games.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Out of action Saturday

    As expected, Gallagher (lower body) won't play Saturday versus the Panthers.

    With Gallagher on the shelf, Jesse Ylonen is expected to skate on the Canadiens' top line against Florida. Gallagher will be reevaluated ahead of Wednesday's matchup with Boston.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Dealing with lower-body injury

    Gallagher exited Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Hurricanes with a lower-body injury, Eric Engels of reports.

    Head coach Dominique Ducharme was hopeful that Gallagher's injury will just be a day-to-day situation. The 29-year-old has now gone without a point in his last five contests, but he's one of few veteran players that faced the Hurricanes for a decimated Canadiens team.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Hurt in Thursday's contest

    Gallagher (undisclosed) won't return to Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes.

    The nature of Gallagher's injury is unknown at this time. It's another big loss for a Canadiens team decimated by both injuries and COVID-19-related absences. Gallagher's availability for Saturday's game versus the Panthers has yet to be determined.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Good to go Tuesday

    Gallagher (not injury related) is in Tuesday's lineup against Tampa Bay, per the NHL's media site.

    Gallagher will suit up for the first time since Nov. 29 after finally clearing protocols and getting back to 100 percent. The veteran winger has 10 points with a minus-3 rating through 23 games this season.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Hit hard by virus

    Gallagher (not injury related) said he was symptomatic when contracting COVID-19, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Gallagher has since returned from quarantine, but he said he was hit hard initially. "First couple of days, I had some pretty tough symptoms. It got me hard. So it was kind of just laying there fighting it. But after two days, I was good and then it was eight days of me with my thoughts and a little bit of boredom in the house," the forward said. The NHL has since paused the Canadiens' schedule through Dec. 26.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Cleared of league protocols

    Gallagher (not injury related) is out of the NHL's COVID-19 protocols but won't practice with the team Wednesday. Per Arpon Basu of The Athletic, Gallagher won't be ready to play until Saturday's matchup with Boston at the earliest.

    Gallagher will be sidelined for his seventh straight contest when the Habs face off with the Flyers on Thursday but appears to be trending in the right direction. In his last nine contests, the winger has managed just one goal on 23 shots along with two assists, seven hits and two blocks. Once given the all-clear, Gallagher should be in the mix to reclaim a top-six role.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Clears quarantine

    Gallagher (COVID-19 protocols) has completed his 10-day quarantine period but is not expected to play Tuesday's road game against the Penguins, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Montreal head coach Dominique Ducharme said he doesn't expect Gallagher or Sami Niku, who also completed quarantine, to play before Saturday's home contest against Boston. If that holds true, then Gallagher will not play Thursday at home against Philadelphia.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Enters COVID-19 protocols

    Gallagher was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocols Thursday.

    Gallagher should be expected to miss the next 10 days after entering the protocols which means he will be out of action for at least four games. The winger is bogged down in a four-game goal drought during which he recorded one assist, eight shots and three hits. With Gallagher out of the lineup, Jake Evans figures to take on a first-line role alongside Tyler Toffoli and Christian Dvorak.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Logs power-play goal

    Gallagher scored a power-play goal and had three shots in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Predators.

    The Canadiens wasted little time on the team's first power-play opportunity. Eight seconds after Nick Suzuki won the offensive-zone draw following the penalty, Jonathan Drouin's pretty pass set up Gallagher at the crease for his third power-play goal of the season and first marker in five games. Following a six-game scoreless run to open the season, Gallagher's posted nine points over the last 13 games.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Receives fine from NHL

    Gallagher was fined $2,500 by the NHL for an altercation near the end of Tuesday's loss to the Rangers, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Gallagher was assessed a roughing penalty and 10-minute misconduct for what was perceived as sucker punching New York's Barclay Goodrow after the two jostled for position on a faceoff. Gallagher is expected to suit up Thursday against the Penguins.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Garners assist, misconduct in loss

    Gallagher had an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and 12 penalty minutes in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

    Gallagher was dogged behind the net, winning a puck battle and backhanding a pass to Christian Dvorak for a second-period equalizer. It was the fifth assist and eighth point in 17 games for Gallagher. The forward also let his frustrations show late in the third. With 28 seconds remaining, he sucker punched Barclay Goodrow off a faceoff and received a minor penalty for roughing with a 10-minute misconduct tacked on. After a bit of a slow start to the season, Gallagher has put up six points in eight November games.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Posts two-pointer in win

    Gallagher scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over Calgary. He finished with two shots on goal, two blocked shots and a minor penalty.

    Gallagher pocketed his third goal of the season and second on the power play. The Canadiens still struggle to score goals and win games, but their offensive stars are starting to produce. Gallagher has three goals and four assists over the last eight games following a six-game scoreless run to begin the season.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Stretches for assist

    Gallagher had one assist, four shots on goal, three hits, three blocked shots and two penalty minutes in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Vegas.

    Gallagher's stretch pass to Tyler Toffoli was the primary helper on Montreal's second goal, giving the forward five points over the last six games. He's been a game-time decision in two of the last three contests but has averaged 16:06 over those three games, more than his season average TOI (15: 15).

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Expected to play Saturday

    Gallagher (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups and expected to play Saturday versus the Golden Knights, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Gallagher has dealt with a nagging injury lately, but he appears set to tough it out Saturday. Expect the winger to work in his familiar top-six role with power-play duties.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Considered game-time decision

    Gallagher (undisclosed) will be a game-time call for Saturday's matchup with the Golden Knights, John Lu of reports.

    Gallagher's status versus Vegas likely won't be determined until pregame warmups. If Gallagher's unable to go, Michael Pezzetta may draw into the lineup against the Golden Knights.

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  • Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Two points in return to action

    Gallagher scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Red Wings.

    After missing Montreal's Halloween clash with the Ducks due to a undisclosed injury, Gallagher returned to the lineup and helped set up Josh Anderson for a first-period tally before potting an empty-netter late in the third. Gallagher only has two goals and four points through 10 games on the season, but all that production has come in his last four contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 184 lbs
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB
Age: 29
Experience: 9
Shoots: Right