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March 28, 2020 11:20 AM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Has third straight 20-goal season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher has 22 goals, 21 assists and a team-high 226 shots while averaging 16:55 of ice time per game over 59 contests in 2019-20.

Depending on the state of play in the NHL following the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, it looks like Gallagher's run of 30-goal seasons will end at two. However, three straight 20-goal seasons is a notable achievement for the forward, who was a fifth-round draft pick (147th overall) in 2010. Despite losing ice time to a head injury, the feisty forward leads Montreal in shots by a wide margin and is tied with Tomas Tatar for the team lead in goals. He's the goal-scoring star of the team, but the injury and a lackluster power play (17.7 percent, 22nd) have contributed to Gallagher's reduced scoring. The team could use scoring depth, but Gallagher is part of a top productive line. He'll return in 2020-21 along with Tatar and Phillip Danault, all of whom will be in the final year of their contracts, and Gallagher will be in a position to reach 30 markers again.

March 7, 2020 12:28 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Per Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, Gallagher (illness) is on the ice for morning skate, which suggests he'll return to action Saturday against the Panthers.

Gallagher missed Thursday's game against Tampa Bay due to an illness, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. The 27-year-old winger will return to a top-six role and a spot on Montreal's first power-play unit against Florida.

March 5, 2020 06:36 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher (illness) will not dress for Thursday's game against the Lightning, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Gallagher's absence will leave a major hole up front for the Habs, especially with the red-hot winger coming off of five points in his last three games. Given the reason for his absence, there's a decent chance he will be back in the lineup for Saturday's game in Florida.

March 5, 2020 11:48 AM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Under the weather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher is dealing with an illness ahead of Thursday's game against Tampa Bay, Eric Engels of reports.

The Canadiens have yet to officially rule Gallagher out, so his status against the Lightning will likely boil down to a game-time decision, but he should be considered questionable at best at this point. If he's unable to go, the Canadiens will either have to roll with 11 forwards and seven defensemen or promote a skater from their AHL affiliate ahead of puck drop.

March 4, 2020 12:36 AM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Two points in big win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Islanders.

He got the ball rolling on the big win by scoring the first goal of the night midway through the first period, then set up Jeff Petry for the second a little over two minutes later. Gallagher has five points (two goals, three helpers) in the last three games, and on the season he's picked up 22 goals and 43 points through 57 contests.

March 1, 2020 10:12 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Logs two-pointer in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher had a goal and an assist along with four shots and a hit in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Carolina.

Gallagher's two-point effort, his first since Dec. 28, nearly went for naught. His second-period goal gave Montreal a three-goal lead before the Hurricanes erased it and sent the game to extra time. Gallagher and his mates on the top line have struggled to score goals lately, and this was just his second in the last eight contests. He stands at 21 goals and needs to score nine in 15 games to register a third consecutive 30-goal season.

February 28, 2020 06:36 AM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Four PIM in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher notched an assist, three shots, one hit and had four minutes in penalties in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

Gallagher doesn't typically pick up a lot of PIM, but the feisty forward has spent nine minutes in the box over the last three games. That's nearly a third of his 29 sin-bin minutes for the season.

February 20, 2020 10:36 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Tallies goal in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher scored a goal and registered a plus-3 rating in the 4-3 win over Washington on Thursday.

Gallagher was held out of Tuesday's contest with a lower-body issue but made his presence felt in his return. He tied things up at 2-2 late in the second period with a gritty net-front goal. The 5-foot-9 winger is up to 20 goals and 38 points in 52 games this season.

February 21, 2020 11:16 AM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Ready to roll
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher (lower body) is slated to return to action Thursday versus the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of reports.

This was the expected outcome for Gallagher after he missed the action Tuesday with a lower-body issue. He will slot in at his usual spot on the top line alongside Tomas Tatar and Phillip Danault, while Artturi Lehkonen will take a seat.

February 20, 2020 12:08 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Expected to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher (lower body) is expected to take part in Thursday's game against the Capitals, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

Gallagher sat out Tuesday's contest because of a lower-body issue that also forced him out of practice Monday. Fortunately, it appears the problem was of the short-term variety and the 27-year-old winger should assume his usual spot in the top six and on the power-play unit for the Habs. He's on pace to top 50 points for a third straight season after failing to reach the threshold in any of his first five in the NHL.

February 18, 2020 07:12 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Can't go Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher (lower body) isn't available against the Red Wings on Tuesday, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.

Gallagher was considered questionable coming into this contest after missing Monday's practice, and the Canadiens will keep him out of the lineup. Jordan Weal will play on the top line in Gallagher's place.

February 17, 2020 10:40 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: In doubt Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher (lower body) was held out of practice Monday and is questionable versus Detroit on Tuesday, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

Gallagher is currently stuck in a three-game pointless streak but has managed four goals in 10 contests since returning to the lineup. If the winger is unable to suit up versus the Wings, Jordan Weal appears set to slot into a first-line role alongside Phillip Danault and Tomas Tatar.

February 11, 2020 06:00 AM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Scores in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher notched a goal on three shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Coyotes.

Gallagher has been all business since returning from a concussion/head injury. He scored two minutes into the game, his 19th of the season, giving the winger four goals in the seven games since his return. In a related note, linemate Phillip Danault suffered an injury when he took a puck off the face. He will require dental work and could miss some time this week.

February 7, 2020 09:24 AM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: On a roll since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher scored a goal on two shots with one hit in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over Anaheim.

Gallagher has shaken off his concussion/head maladies well, posting points in four of the five games since returning last week. For a team that sometimes struggles to score, having Gallagher at peak production is vital to its push for the playoffs. He has 18 goals and needs 12 over the final 26 games to post a third consecutive 30-goal season.

February 2, 2020 05:48 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Point streak at three games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Gallagher has two goals and an assist in three games since his return from a head injury that kept him out for most of January. The winger is up to 35 points (17 tallies, 18 helpers), 174 shots and a plus-6 rating in 44 contests. He's plenty capable of a big run -- fantasy owners who had him stashed on injured reserve should make room for him now that he's back in peak form.

February 2, 2020 07:48 AM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Two goals since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher scored a power-play goal and had five shots on net in Saturday's 4-0 win over Florida.

The Canadiens' best offensive player tipped home a Jeff Petry blast from the point to finish the scoring. Gallagher has goals in each of the two games since his return from a concussion. Both games have been Montreal wins, giving life to the team's flagging postseason hopes. Of the 17 goals he's scored this season, this was Gallagher's first while on the man-advantage unit, a stark decline from the pace of the previous two years when he potted 12 of 64 goals on the power play.

January 30, 2020 11:28 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Back in saddle in big way
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher (head) scored the game-winning goal Thursday in a 3-1 victory over Buffalo.

This high-volume shooter last played Jan. 9, but his goal drought stretched back to Dec. 19. Gallagher plays an intense, irritating style and opponents hate his buzz-saw approach on the forecheck. But his owners love those shots and offense. Get Gallagher in there.

January 30, 2020 12:44 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher (head) is expected to return to the lineup Thursday against the Sabres.

Gallagher, who's missed 10 of Montreal's last 11 games due to a head injury, will return to a featured role Thursday, skating on the Canadiens' first line and top power-play unit against Buffalo. The 27-year-old winger has been a rock-solid fantasy option when healthy this season, racking up 15 goals and 32 points through 41 games.

January 29, 2020 12:04 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Good chance to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Claude Julien suggested Wednesday that Gallagher (head) will travel with the team to Buffalo and has a good shot to rejoin the lineup versus the Sabres.

Gallagher participated in practice sans a non-contact sweater Tuesday for the first time since the injury, suggesting that he was drawing closer to his return to action. The 27-year-old winger has racked up 32 points over 41 contests when healthy, the best scoring rate of his career. Unfortunately, a stretch of missed games could prevent him from reaching the 50-point mark for a third straight season.

January 28, 2020 12:52 PM
Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher: Sheds non-contact sweater
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gallagher (head) wore a regular jersey during Tuesday's practice.

Gallagher has missed nine of Montreal's last 10 contests due to a head issue, but the fact that he's been cleared for contact suggests he could be ready to rejoin the lineup as soon as Thursday against the Sabres. Once he's given the green light, the 27-year-old winger will return to a top-six role and a spot on one of the Canadiens' power-play units.

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