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41 Paul Byron LW

Montreal Canadiens

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%1%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
46105414:20

Player Updates

August 5, 2020 11:12 PM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Supplies two points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron scored a goal,added an assist and went plus-3 in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Penguins in Game 3.

Byron had the secondary helper on Shea Weber's first-period tally, and then scored the game-tying goal himself at 15:50 of the second. The 31-year-old Byron was plagued by injuries during the regular season, which limited him to 10 points in 29 contests. He serves in a third-line role for the Canadiens.

July 18, 2020 11:28 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron (undisclosed) is on the ice for practice Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Byron was deemed "unable to practice" Friday, but his presence on the ice Saturday suggests he was likely just given a maintenance day. The 31-year-old forward notched 10 points in 29 games during the regular season.

July 17, 2020 01:32 PM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Misses Friday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron was deemed "unable to practice" for Friday's training camp session, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Considering Byron was limited to just 29 games this season due to injury, it's possible Friday's absence was simply a maintenance day. Throughout the first days of camp, the Ottawa native has featured on the third line with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Artturi Lehkonen, though he could challenge for a top-six role during the Habs' play-in series clash with Pittsburgh.

March 26, 2020 11:08 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Injury-plagued season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron has scored four goals with six assists over 29 games in the 2019-20 season.

Byron missed 42 games with a knee injury that has limited him to 29 games. The injury was the main reason behind the likely end of a string of four consecutive seasons with double-digit goals. This season came after the 30-year-old forward was limited to 56 games in 2018-19 due to various injuries. Since joining the Canadiens, he's been a flexible piece, slotting in on any line while getting power-play ice time, but he averaged just 10 seconds of PPTOI/game last season. One hopeful sign is Byron's production upon return from injury; he had three goals and three assists in the final 10 games. The Canadiens, who could finish out of playoff position for a third straight season, figure to undergo some roster churn during the offseason, but Byron is still under contract for another two seasons.

March 4, 2020 06:08 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Lights lamp in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron scored a shorthanded goal on three shots in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Islanders. He added one hit and two blocked shots while finishing plus-2 over 18:41 of ice time.

The goal was just Byron's fourth of the season, which has been derailed by a knee injury that forced him to miss 42 games. He has points (three goals, three assists) in five of the seven games since his return and is a key part of the resurgent third line. Byron's joined by Max Domi (eight point, eight games) and Jordan Weal (six points, seven games) on a unit that's had steady production over the last two weeks.

February 26, 2020 12:12 PM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Maintains production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Vancouver. He added two hits over 16:20 of ice time.

Byron scored a goal in the second straight game, giving him points (two goals, two assists) in three of the four games since returning from a knee injury. He's settling in on the third line, where he's provided a boost to the previously cool Max Domi, who has two goals and four assists in the last five games.

February 24, 2020 11:40 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Productive since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron has one goal and two assists in three games since his return from a knee injury.

Byron, who missed nearly three months due to the injury, scored a goal and assisted on another in Saturday's win over Ottawa. Aside from the offense, Byron has nine hits and three blocked shots. As Montreal made moves that indicate it is looking toward next season -- veterans Marco Scandella and Ilya Kovalchuk were traded within the last week -- it's unclear what the 30-year-old Byron's role will be going forward.

February 18, 2020 11:52 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron (knee) will return to the lineup Tuesday against Detroit, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Byron's been sidelined for over three months with a knee injury, so he'll almost certainly have some rust to shake off against the Red Wings. Either way, there's no reason for the veteran forward to be on fantasy owners' radar, as he's only picked up four points in 19 games this campaign. The 5-foot-9 Canadian will slot into a bottom-six role Tuesday, skating on Montreal's fourth line against Detroit.

February 17, 2020 11:40 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: May suit up Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Claude Julien said Byron (knee) could play in Tuesday's game versus the Red Wings.

Byron skated on the fourth line during Monday's practice, so he could crack the lineup for the first time since Nov. 15. The 30-year-old forward wasn't much of an offensive force when he did play earlier in the season, accruing just four points and 11 shots on net over 19 games. Byron should be considered a game-time decision Tuesday.

February 14, 2020 06:36 PM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Still awaiting medical clearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron (knee) will miss Friday's matchup with Pittsburgh.

Byron did make the trip with the team; however, won't be able to play Friday. The Ottawa native continues to work his way back from his knee injury, but the team has yet to provide a specific timeline for when he'll get back into the lineup. Once cleared to play, the center should slot back into a top-six role.

February 11, 2020 04:44 PM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Will make road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron (knee) will travel with the Habs for their two-game road trip and could return against Pittsburgh on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

While Byron won't be in the lineup versus Boston on Wednesday, he is at least trending in the right direction. Once cleared to play, the Ottawa native should challenge for a top-six role, though he may have to settle for a third-line assignment right out the gate. With just four points in 19 games prior to getting hurt, the 30-year-old will almost certainly miss the 30-point mark for the first time since 2015-16.

February 10, 2020 11:00 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Aiming to return on road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron (knee) won't play in Monday's game versus the Coyotes.

Byron hasn't played since Nov. 15, but coach Claude Julien said he may be ready for the road trip, which makes stops in Boston and Pittsburgh on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. The 30-year-old will likely slot into the bottom six once he's ready.

February 2, 2020 11:28 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Skates Sunday morning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron (knee) skated Sunday morning but won't be ready to play later in the day against Columbus, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Byron's continued absence comes as no surprise given his 1-to-2 week timetable from Jan. 28, but it's a good sign that he's able to skate. A return Tuesday in New Jersey remains a possibility, as that game comes at the one-week mark since the updated timetable was revealed.

January 28, 2020 02:04 PM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Still 1-to-2 weeks from return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron (knee) will be back in 1-to-2 weeks as long as his recovery goes well, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Byron hasn't played since Nov. 15 after undergoing knee surgery, but he's been skating for over a month. When the 30-year-old is ready, he'll likely be inserted into the bottom six, as he's posted just four points over 19 games this year. The one-week timeline would have Byron returning Feb. 4.

January 27, 2020 06:08 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Not ready Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron (knee) will not be available to play Monday against Washington, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Byron, who will miss his 32nd straight game, skated with fellow injured forwards Brendan Gallagher (head) and Jonathan Drouin (wrist) following Sunday's practice. None of the three forwards will suit up Monday. Byron was not in full equipment, wearing a track suit instead. Head coach Claude Julien said Byron's return is further out than the other two forwards.

January 19, 2020 09:08 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Skates Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron (knee) skated Friday for the first time since taking part in a full team practice Dec. 13, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

The Canadiens had been hopeful Byron could return around the time he practiced in December, but it turns out that exercise proved the winger was still weeks away. Montreal is on its bye week, and the team is once again hopeful Byron can suit up for the next game, Jan. 27, at home against the Capitals.

January 3, 2020 08:00 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: More time needed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Montreal head coach Claude Julien said Byron (knee) is not expected back until after Montreal's bye week, which ends Jan. 26, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Byron had been nearing a return mid-December, but he appeared to aggravate the knee after a couple of skating sessions leading up to a Dec. 14 game against the Red Wings. The Canadiens' bye week ends Jan. 26, putting Byron on schedule to return for a home game Jan. 27 against Washington.

December 27, 2019 11:04 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Still considered week-to-week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron remains week-to-week due to his knee injury, coach Claude Julien told reporters Friday.

Byron hasn't played since Nov. 15 versus Washington and will miss at least the Habs' upcoming three-game road trip as well. The winger's prolonged absence will allow Nick Suzuki to continue to see minutes in a top-six role. Even once cleared to play, the 30-year-old Byron may have to settle for a bottom-six spot right out the gate.

December 14, 2019 11:04 AM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Won't travel with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron (knee) won't play Saturday against Detroit and isn't expected to travel with the Canadiens on their upcoming seven-game road trip, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Montreal's upcoming road venture starts Tuesday in Vancouver and ends Dec. 31 in Carolina, so although he won't join his teammates for the beginning of the trip, Byron could link up with the Habs at some point over the next two weeks. Ryan Poehling will continue to occupy a spot in the Canadiens' bottom six until Byron's given the green light.

December 13, 2019 01:20 PM
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Could play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byron (knee) took part in Friday's practice session and could be in line to suit up versus Detroit on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Coach Claude Julien wouldn't commit to Byron being in the lineup Saturday, but all signs point to the natural center dressing in a fourth-line role. If the Ottawa native does return, it would mark the end of a 13-game stint on the sidelines. Prior to getting hurt, Byron was bogged down in a four-game pointless streak.

Last 7 Games
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02/29CAR011017:07
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2019-20MON294610501015
2018-19MON56151631160231223
2017-18MTL82201535-42114068
2016-17MTL8122214321016105
2015-16MTL6211718-903232
2014-15CGY5761319-21003463
2013-14CGY47714216211725
2012-13CGY4011-2000710
2011-12CGY223253001814
2010-11BUF811200002942
Total4488996185345914151257
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2019-20MON292913.814:196104.8852.874002
2018-19MON569416.014:33116060.3077.5017106
2017-18MTL8211517.416:07182692:01151:2723109
2016-17MTL819622.915:03184944:14160:32291012
2015-16MTL625022.013:4513698:26114:2211103
2014-15CGY57629.714:27132628:2074:468004
2013-14CGY474615.214:25103734:0662:0327116
2012-13CGY410.010:15630:592:312001
2011-12CGY221323.110:133073:350:412001
2010-11BUF8520.010:521250:401:372001
Total44851117.414:289672277:32698:211255145
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/158
Birthdate:
4/27/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Ottawa, ON
Team:
Montreal Canadiens
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