Tatar scored two goals, one on the power play and the other the game-winner, in Friday's 5-0 pasting of the Flyers during Game 2 of their first-round series.
After setting a new career high with 61 points in the regular season, Tatar came into Friday with zero points in five playoff games. It didn't take him long to break out of his slump, though -- after Brendan Gallagher lugged the puck out of the corner and threw it towards the net, Tatar swooped into the slot for the rebound and buried it past Carter Hart just 62 seconds into the first period. He then snapped a shot from the top of the faceoff circle off the post early in the second period for a power-play tally as the Habs poured on the offense. With Tatar out of his scoring funk, his team's chances of advancing to the next round suddenly look a lot brighter.
Tatar (upper body) was back on the ice as part of Monday's Phase 3 training camp, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Tatar missed the final three games of the regular season due to his upper-body issue. Prior to getting hurt, the winger was rolling with nine points in his previous nine outings. The Czech should be a top-end fantasy target in both playoff pools and DFS contests during the team's best-of-five play-in clash with Pittsburgh.
Tatar (upper body) has 22 goals, 39 assists and 14 power-play points over 68 games in 2019-20.
Tatar, who missed three games due to the injury, was expected to miss significant time going forward before the NHL paused the season due to the coronovirus pandemic. At the time play stopped, Tatar was the team leader in all the major scoring categories, and his 61 points surpassed his previous season high set in 2018-19 over 80 games. As Montreal was hit with injuries to its forwards, Tatar stepped up his offense. He has one year remaining on his contact and will return as an essential, top-line forward in 2020-21.
The Canadiens announced Tuesday that Tatar will be out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.
Tatar returned to Montreal for further evaluation ahead of Tuesday's game against Nashville. The veteran suffered the injury in last Tuesday's game against the Islanders and currently has no timetable for a return. The 29-year-old's absence will be a huge blow to the lineup, especially considering he's led the team in points this season with 61. As long as Tatar is out, look for Paul Byron to assume a top-line spot and receive a boost in power-play time.
Tatar (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Predators, NHL.com's Sean Farrell reports.
Tatar returned to Montreal to undergo further evaluation Thursday, and the Canadiens haven't released an update on his status since then. For now, the 29-year-old winger can be considered out indefinitely.
Tatar (upper body) will travel back to Montreal to be further evaluated by the team's medical staff, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Tatar was already set to miss Thursday's clash with Tampa Bay and now will be sidelined against the Panthers on Saturday as well. Prior to getting hurt, the Slovak racked up eight points in his previous seven outings. With Tatar on the shelf, Artturi Lehkonen figures to jump up to a first-line role.
Tatar (upper body) won't play Thursday against Tampa Bay, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.
With Tatar unavailable due to an upper-body injury, the recently recalled Lukas Vejdemo appears poised to draw into the lineup against the Lightning. Tatar, who's racked up an impressive 22 goals and 61 points in 68 games this campaign, will be reevaluated ahead of Saturday's matchup with Florida.
Tatar (upper body) won't return to Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Tatar played just 2:45 in the first period before exiting the game. The 29-year-old forward has been a bright spot in the Canadiens lineup this year, racking up 22 goals and 39 assists over 67 games. There should be an update on his condition before Thursday's road matchup against Tampa Bay.
Tatar put up three assists in a 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Tatar set a new career mark for points with the first assist and then built on it. He now has 61 points (22 goals, 39 assists) in 66 games. And he's on a three-game, six-point scoring streak. Tatar is a great complementary scorer on fantasy squads. And who knows -- he might even hit 70 points by season's end.
Tatar scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Rangers.
Tatar has points in two straight and 58 points (22 goals, 36 assists) in 66 games. There was some talk that he might have gotten moved at the trade deadline, but his value is probably higher in Montreal than elsewhere. Especially for fantasy owners. Tatar should deliver solid production until season's end.
Tatar notched an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Vancouver.
While Montreal's playoff chances took another hit Tuesday, Tatar managed to produce his 21st point in the last 23 games, never going more than one game without a point during that stretch. He's established a new career high in assists this season and needs just three points over the final 17 games to set a new career high in points.
Tatar scored a power-play goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.
His sprained finger didn't appear to be an issue, as Tatar found the back of the net late in the second period. The 29-year-old continues to produce at well above his career pace, racking up five goals and 18 points in the last 18 games.
Tatar (hand) explained after Friday's practice that he sprained his finger a few games ago but is feeling fine for the evening's matchup against the Penguins, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
Tatar was spotted with a splint on his hand following Wednesday's contest versus the Bruins, but it appears the winger isn't in danger of missing additional action. He should slot into his usual spots on the top line and power-play unit Friday.
Tatar had a splint on his hand after Wednesday's game in Boston, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
It's unclear how Tatar suffered the injury. He played 15:23 over 23 shifts in the contest without any apparent discomfort. It remains to be seen if the winger will be ready to go for Friday's game in Pittsburgh. He's picked up 20 goals and 52 points over 59 games -- the 29-year-old is not someone the Canadiens can afford to lose as they cling to slim playoff hopes.
Tatar (illness) is on the ice for Saturday's morning skate, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Tatar didn't practice Friday due to an illness, but his presence on the ice at morning skate suggests he should be good to go for Saturday's matchup with the Maple Leafs. That's good news for the Canadiens and fantasy owners alike, as the 29-year-old winger has been on a tear recently, having racked up four goals and 16 points in his last 14 games.
Tatar did not practice Friday because of the flu, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Tatar, like others in the locker room, is fighting off the flu bug and did so in Thursday's overtime win over the Ducks. "In Tatar's case, we have to give him credit," coach Claude Julien said about Tatar playing Thursday. "Today was a good opportunity to give him rest because he lost a lot of energy. We want to make sure it is in the best shape possible for tomorrow." The illness leaves his status uncertain for Saturday's night's game against the Maple Leafs.
Tatar had an assist, four shots on net, one hit and one blocked shot in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.
Tatar, one of several Canadiens battling the flu, was uncertain earlier in the day but was available to extend his point streak to six games (three goals, five assists). He has 51 points through 56 games, threatening the career-high 58 points recorded in 80 contests last season.
Tatar (illness) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Ducks, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Tatar was one of a number of Habs to come down with a bug ahead of the tilt, but he was arguably the most important name among them. He'll claim his usual spot as the left wing on the top line, looking to add to a fantastic total of 50 points through his first 55 games played.
Tatar is questionable for Thursday's matchup with Anaheim due to illness, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Tatar is the latest member of the Habs to be bitten by the flu bug, which could also see Ryan Poehling and Victor Mete miss Thursday's tilt. Tatar's potential absence would be a significant blow to Montreal's offense, considering he is riding a five-game point streak and has racked up four goals and 11 helpers in his last 13 outings. If Tatar can't go, Ilya Kovalchuk could get bumped up to the top line with Phillip Danault and Brendan Gallagher.
Tatar had an assist, four shots on net, one hit and one blocked shot in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Devils.
Tatar extended his point streak to five games with a primary assist on Christian Folin's third-period goal. He has three goals and four assists during his scoring run. Tatar leads the Habs with 50 points through 55 games, putting him on schedule to demolish the career-high 58 points (80 games) set in 2018-19.
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