Byron (lower body) potted a goal and an assist with two shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to Edmonton. He also contributed four hits and a season-best plus-3 rating.
Playing in his first game since April 23, Byron was all over the scoresheet after having gone six straight games without a point leading up to his injury. He and linemates Jake Evans and Artturi Lehkonen were a formidable fourth line, accounting for all three Montreal goals. Byron assisted on Evans' goal to open the scoring midway through the first period, then he pulled the Canadiens even at 2-2 in the middle frame with his fifth goal of the year. The 31-year-old Byron has 16 points in 45 games this season.
Byron (lower body) is in the projected lineup for Monday's game against Edmonton, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports.
Byron's poised to return to action for the first time since April 23. The industrious winger has four goals and 10 assists in 44 games this season. He's expected to skate in a bottom-six role.
Byron (lower body) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Maple Leafs.
Thursday marks the eighth consecutive missed contest for the 32-year-old. It's unclear when Byron might be able to return, but with just five games left after this one, time is running out for him to sharpen up in advance of the playoffs.
Byron (lower body) isn't suiting up in Wednesday's contest against Ottawa.
Byron is set to miss his seventh consecutive contest with the lower-body issue, as the team will also be without Tomas Tatar (lower body) for the contest. Byron has been decent this season, recording 14 points across 44 games to this point. The Canadiens will continue to roll with their usual lineup, keeping rookie Cole Caufield in the lineup.
Byron (lower body) will remain unavailable for Monday's clash with the Leafs, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Byron was stuck in a rut with an eight-game goal drought prior to getting hurt and now will be unavailable for his sixth consecutive clash. In addition to Byron, the Habs are still missing Tomas Tatar (lower body) and Brendan Gallagher (thumb), which will stretch their forward depth. As a result, Jesperi Kotkaniemi has been moved to the wing on the first line, while Cole Caufield is getting his first taste of NHL action.
Byron (lower body) will not be available for Saturday's tilt with Ottawa, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Saturday will mark the fifth straight game that Byron will have missed. The 32-year-old has 14 points through 44 games this season. He'll be questionable for Monday's matchup with the Maple Leafs.
Byron (lower body) will not suit up for Friday's contest against the Jets, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Byron will miss his fourth straight game while dealing with a lower-body injury. The 32-year-old has 14 points in 44 games this season, including five in 13 April contests. He'll be questionable for Saturday's game against Ottawa.
Byron (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Maple Leafs, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Byron will miss his third straight contest with the lower-body issue, as he's still without a timetable for a return. With the veteran sidelined, look for Cole Caufield to stay in the lineup for Wednesday's game. Byron's next chance to suit up is in Friday's game against Winnipeg.
Byron (lower body) won't play Monday in Calgary, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.
Byron will miss a second consecutive game due to his injury. His next chance to return will come Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.
Byron (lower body) will be a game-time decision Monday against the Flames, per coach Dominique Ducharme.
The same goes for fellow forwards Tomas Tatar and Jonathan Drouin. Byron's hoping to avoid a second consecutive absence and will likely slot into a bottom-six role if he's able to play.
Byron (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game against the Flames.
Byron likely picked up this injury during Friday's loss to the Flames. Jake Evans will enter the lineup in his place Saturday.
Byron had three shots on goal, one blocked shot and seven hits over a season-high 17:20 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-3 win over Edmonton.
Montreal forwards known for being defensively responsible led the group in TOI, with Byron finishing second behind Phillip Danault (18:50) and ahead of Artturi Lehkonen (16:28). That's natural when playing a team with offensively gifted stars like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. The 5-foot-9, 163-pound Byron typically punches above his weight and is second on the team with 108 hits over 43 games.
Byron collected a pair of assists and two shots in Monday's 4-2 win over Toronto. He also had three hits and two blocks.
Byron figured in on a pair of goals by Tomas Tatar for his second multi-point game of the season. Byron has enjoyed a nice spike in production over the past two weeks, picking up two goals and five assists in his last eight games.
Byron cleared waivers but will remain on the active roster and play in Saturday's game versus the Jets.
Byron will likely resume his sequence of paper moves to the taxi squad after Saturday's game. By passing through waivers, he will be able to freely move to the taxi squad until he accrues another 10 games or 30 days of time on the roster.
Byron was waived by the Canadiens on Friday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Byron has drawn into nine games since last being waived by Montreal, so this is likely just a procedural move. The veteran forward has picked up 12 points through 36 contests this campaign.
Byron scored a goal on two shots and had one hit in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Winnipeg.
A Montreal dump-in took a crazy bounce off the end boards and caromed in front to Byron, who had nothing but net to shoot at, depositing his fourth goal of the season. The 31-year-old has had a quiet year offensively, but he's chipped in five points (two goals, three assists) in his last six contests.
Byron was promoted to the active roster prior to Wednesday's game versus the Maple Leafs, per CapFriendly.
As expected, Byron is on the active roster on game day. The 31-year-old forward will continue to work in a fourth-line role even if he's involved in paper moves to the taxi squad on off-days.
Byron was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Byron has 11 points in 34 games this year. He frequently goes to the taxi squad on off-days to help the Canadiens manage cap space.
Byron scored a short-handed goal on his lone shot and added a hit in Thursday's 4-1 win over Ottawa.
Artturi Lehkonen kept the play in the Ottawa zone on the forecheck, and the puck landed on the stick of Jake Evans. He cruised behind the net and executed a spin-o-rama feed to Byron, who went forehand-backhand for his first shortie and Montreal's league-leading eighth shorthanded marker. It was Byron's third point in the last two games following a six-game pointless run.
Byron collected two assists with two shots in Tuesday's 4-0 win over Edmonton. He also dished out four hits and was plus-2.
Byron picked up his first points in his last seven games, setting up goals by Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Artturi Lehkonen to stake the Canadiens to a 2-0 first-period lead. It was the first multi-point showing of the year for Byron, who has two goals and seven assists in 31 games.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/12||vs EDM||L 3-4 (OT)||0||0||0||-1||14:46|
|05/10||vs EDM||L 3-4 (OT)||1||1||2||+3||14:58|
|04/23||@ CGY||L 2-4||0||0||0||-1||13:37|
|04/21||@ EDM||W 4-3||0||0||0||+1||17:20|
|04/19||@ EDM||L 1-4||0||0||0||-1||13:39|
|04/17||vs OTT||L 0-4||0||0||0||-1||13:05|
|04/16||vs CGY||W 2-1||0||0||0||-1||12:25|
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