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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

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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
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Regular Season 2 2 -3 09:06 25

Top Cedric Paquette News

  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Logs first point since return

    Paquette had an assist, one shot on net, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 8-2 loss to the Wild.

    Paquette and Jake Evans teamed up to win a puck battle behind the net, before Paquette set up Rem Pitlick for Montreal's second goal. It was Paquette's second game back from a four-game absence due to an undisclosed injury, and he skated on the fourth line. The 28-year-old forward has two points (both assists), 15 shots, 54 hits and 25 PIM while averaging 9:06 of ice time over 22 games.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: In action Saturday

    Paquette (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Saturday versus the Avalanche.

    Paquette has missed the Canadiens' last four games, but he'll be in the lineup Saturday. He'll take the place of Jonathan Drouin (upper body), who landed on injured reserve prior to Saturday's contest.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Wears non-contact jersey

    Paquette (undisclosed) wore a non-contact jersey during Sunday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    It's unclear when Paquette will return to game action, but it could be during the team's current road trip. Montreal is on the road through next Monday.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Won't play Thursday

    Paquette (undisclosed) won't play Thursday versus the Blackhawks, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Paquette just returned from a neck injury, but head coach Dominique Ducharme didn't specify if this absence is related to that issue. The 28-year-old will be replaced by Jake Evans in the lineup.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: In Wednesday's lineup

    Paquette (neck) is set to return to the lineup Wednesday versus the Bruins, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Paquette left a game versus the Panthers on Jan. 1 with the injury, but the Canadiens' schedule pause allowed him to recover without missing any additional time. The 28-year-old is expected to play in a fourth-line role Wednesday. With just one assist, 49 hits and 23 PIM in 19 games this year, he's not likely to make much of an impact in fantasy.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Exits game with injury

    Paquette (neck) permanently exited Saturday's contest against the Panthers.

    Paquette exited Saturday's contest after suffering an injury. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports that it was neck-related in nature. Medical staff will evaluate the severity of the injury in the coming days and establish a timeline for recovery after the details are clarified. Paquette has logged one assist through his previous six appearances, before which he was sidelined by a separate undisclosed injury.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Returns to lineup

    Paquette had four hits and two blocked shots over 10:18 of ice time in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Washington.

    Paquette suited up for the first time since Nov. 9 after missing six games with an undisclosed injury. He was one of the wingers on the fourth line, replacing Michael Pezzetta. Through 11 games, Paquette is still seeking his first point.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Set to play Wednesday

    Paquette (undisclosed) is available for Wednesday's matchup with Washington and will be activated off injured reserve.

    Coach Dominque Ducharme didn't offer any specifics on where Paquette might fit into the lineup, but it will almost certainly be in a bottom-six role. Even before getting hurt, the 28-year-old center periodically served as a healthy scratch and could do so again from time to time this year.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Could return against Caps

    Paquette (undisclosed) is targeting Wednesday's matchup with Washington for a return to the lineup, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Paquette has missed the Habs' previous six contests but appears to be trending in the right direction after taking part in non-contact work at Monday's practice. Considering the center is without a point in 10 games this season, he'll be a low-end fantasy option moving forward.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Skates Wednesday

    Paquette (undisclosed) skated for a second consecutive day Wednesday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Paquette could be ready to return in a week to 10 days. While he's been away, Ryan Poehling has filled in as the fourth-line center.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Officially on injured reserve

    Paquette (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Paquette is expected to miss at least 10 days, which amounts to five games on the schedule. The 28-year-old hasn't recorded a point yet this season, so fantasy managers need not track his recovery progress too closely.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Set for 10-day absence

    Paquette (undisclosed) is expected to be sidelined for the next 10 days, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Based on his timeline, Paquette figures to miss at least the club's next five games and will almost certainly be designated for IR sooner rather than later in order to free up a roster spot. Prior to getting hurt, the center was stuck in a season-long point drought during which he managed just eight shots in 10 games.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Injured in Tuesday's game

    Paquette (undisclosed) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Kings.

    It's unclear how Paquette was hurt, but he was ruled out for the remainder of the game in the second period. The 28-year-old was playing in just his second contest after returning from a suspension. If he is forced to miss time, Adam Brooks would likely draw into the lineup.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Returns to ice

    Paquette had one shot on goal, three hits and two penalty minutes over 7:50 of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Vegas.

    Paquette returned to the ice after missing two games due to a suspension for his hit on Anaheim's Trevor Zegras. He returned to his duties as the fourth-line center and won two of six draws. Paquette has yet to score in nine games but does produce in other areas. He leads Montreal with 23 PIM and is third with 2.4 hits per game.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Back in action

    Paquette will return to the lineup Saturday versus Vegas following his two-game suspension.

    Paquette will presumably slide into a bottom-six role for Saturday's contest. The 28-year-old forward has gone scoreless through eight games this campaign.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Facing potential suspension

    Paquette will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Monday for boarding Trevor Zegras of the Ducks.

    Paquette will almost certainly be hit with at least a one-game ban, so fantasy players shouldn't be expecting him in the lineup against the Red Wings on Tuesday. With the 28-year-old center on the shelf and both Mathieu Perreault (eye) and Brendan Gallagher (undisclosed) dealing with injuries, the Habs may have to promote a player from the minors or consider utilizing Chris Wideman at forward versus Detroit.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Receives two-game ban

    Paquette was suspended two games Monday for boarding Ducks forward Trevor Zegras on Sunday.

    This suspension will keep Paquette out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Detroit and Thursday's tilt with the Islanders. The veteran forward has been held without a point while tallying 21 PIM and 19 hits through eight games. He'll be eligible to return Saturday against Vegas.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Set to play against Toronto

    Paquette (lower body) is expected to make his Habs debut versus the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

    Paquette recorded a meager eight points in 47 games for the Hurricanes and Senators last season. The 28-year-old center shouldn't be expected to produce at a significantly greater level this year either, as he figures to serve primarily as a fourth-line center.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Limited duty on fourth line

    Paquette (lower body) had one hit in 7:43 of ice time Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to Toronto.

    Paquette dealt with a minor injury during the preseason but was deemed good to go for the season opener. He saw less than eight minutes of playing time centering Montreal's fourth line between Mathieu Perreault and Artturi Lehkonen, going 0-for-6 in the faceoff circle.

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  • Canadiens' Cedric Paquette: Returning to practice Monday

    Paquette (lower body) will resume practicing with the team Monday, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.

    Paquette has reportedly been dealing with a minor injury since Sept. 30, and his timeline to return reinforces that it's nothing serious. Still, his availability for Wednesday's season-opener against Toronto is unclear, and it's possible he could be healthy scratched even if he's over the injury. Paquette recorded eight points in 47 games last season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Gaspe, PQ
Age: 28
Experience: 8
Shoots: Left