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March 28, 2020 11:00 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Emerging among centers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault has 13 goals, 34 assists and is plus-18 while averaging 18:51 of ice time per game on Montreal's top line over 71 games in 2019-20.

There's a narrative out there that Danault is not a legitimate top-line center, but he's grown into the position since joining the Canadiens. He wins faceoffs (57.9 percent, sixth among centers with 50 games played), is responsible defensively (plus-18, eighth), is productive in 5-on-5 situations (43 points, 16th) and leads all centers with a 59.2 shot attempts percentage. The Canadiens added him to the power play this season, giving Danault a career-high 1:34 of ice time per game on the PP. Prior to the suspension of the regular season, Danault was on the verge of establishing new career highs in goals and shots while his 119 hits are a new benchmark. He'll be entering the final year of his contact in 2020-21 and should return to the top line with scoring stars Tomas Tatar and Brendan Gallagher.

March 4, 2020 12:40 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Two helpers Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault notched two assists in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Islanders.

He picked up the secondary helper on the Habs' first two goals of the night, setting the team on its way to a big victory. Danault now has a modest four-game point streak going, during which he's recorded one goal and six points.

March 1, 2020 10:12 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Snaps goal drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Carolina. He added one shot, one blocked shot and a minor penalty.

Montreal's top line, which has not done much goal scoring the last couple of weeks, produced a pair goals in the win. Danault's goal futility extended farther than linemates Tomas Tatar and Brendan Gallagher, as he entered Saturday's contest without a goal in the previous 18 games before lighting the lamp early in the first period. The two-point night, his seventh of the season, extended Danault's scoring streak to three games (one goal, three assists).

February 26, 2020 12:12 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Logs assist in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault had an assist, four shots and three hits in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Vancouver.

Danault, who hasn't scored in 17 games, logged just his third point in the last 10 games, as Montreal's top line is in the midst of a cool stretch. The trio of Danault, Tomas Tatar and Brendan Gallagher has accounted for just four goals in the last 11 games.

February 13, 2020 07:56 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Receives normal ice time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault had two hits over 18:33 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to Boston.

Danault was available to play after taking a puck to the mouth Monday, which prompted dental attention and stitches under his mouth. He had a normal allotment of shifts while skating on both special teams.

February 11, 2020 04:44 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Set to play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault (mouth) will travel with the team and is expected to suit up versus Boston on Wednesday, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

Danault has racked up eight helpers in his last 10 outings but remains goalless over that stretch. Perhaps more concerning is the fact that the center has registered a mere three shots in his last five contests, not exactly the best way to break out of a goal drought.

February 10, 2020 10:08 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Needs dental work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault (undisclosed) will need dental work after being cut in Monday's contest against Arizona, Eric Engels of reports.

There wasn't an update on his status for Wednesday's game in Boston, so Danault should still be considered day-to-day for now. The Quebec native has 40 points in 58 games played this season.

February 11, 2020 03:36 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Exits Monday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault (undisclosed) left Monday's game against Arizona and did not return.

It's unclear when Danault suffered the injury, but the 26-year-old center saw just 6:51 of ice time in the contest before heading out. An update on his status will be available before Wednesday's game in Boston, but if he's unable to go, Nick Suzuki could get a shot at top-line minutes.

February 5, 2020 06:32 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Collects another assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault had an assist and four hits in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over New Jersey.

Danault helped out on Christian Folin's third-period goal that gave the Canadiens their first lead of the game. The top-line center recorded his seventh assist over the last seven games, giving him 39 points in 55 contests. That scoring pace puts Danault on schedule to surpass the career-high 53 points gathered in 2018-19.

January 17, 2020 11:28 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Bags three primary helpers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault collected three assists in a 4-1 win over the Flyers on Thursday.

All three helpers came during 5-on-5 action and ended a streak of 10 games without an assist for Danault. He also dished out three hits. Unfortunately, Danault failed to produce on the power play, which extended his drought in that department to 12 games. Thursday's game was a big step in the right direction for the two-way forward, as it was just the second time this season Danault has produced three points in a single contest.

January 15, 2020 11:16 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Scores against former team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault potted a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks.

Perhaps Danault was more familiar with Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, as the center was the only Canadien to solve his old teammate. Danault is up to 12 goals -- matching last year's output -- and 32 points in 48 games. The 26-year-old has added 92 shots on goal, 87 hits and a plus-13 rating this season.

January 10, 2020 01:20 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Snaps pointless streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault scored a goal on four shots and had a minor penalty in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Edmonton.

Danault snapped a six-game pointless streak with his 11th goal, two shy of the career-high 13 he scored in 82 games for Montreal in 2016-17. More good news is the return of Danault's linemate, Brendan Gallagher, who missed four games due to a concussion. The duo has formed a cohesive bond over the last few seasons, which has boosted Danault's fantasy value. It's worth noting, however, that Gallagher is being looked at for either an illness or recurrence of concussion symptoms as of Friday morning.

December 24, 2019 12:24 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Breaks game open
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault scored two goals on seven shots and was plus-3 in Monday's 6-2 win over the Jets.

Danault scored his two goals just over four minutes apart in the second period, extending Montreal's lead to 4-1. He also won 13 of 18 faceoffs (72.2 percent). Danault has collected at least one point in eight of his last 10 games and now boasts 10 goals and 29 points on the season.

December 21, 2019 11:36 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Buries power-play tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault scored a power-play goal on two shots, dished two hits and added two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Oilers.

Danault tipped in a Jeff Petry shot at 8:29 of the second period to tie the game at two. The center is up to eight goals and 27 points through 36 games this season. His tally Saturday was his first career power-play goal, and his fourth point with a man advantage this year.

December 18, 2019 07:52 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Helps out on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault recorded a power-play helper and two hits in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Canucks.

Danault assisted Tomas Tatar at 1:51 of the third period. He's been excellent with a goal and six helpers through eight games in December. His season line holds 26 points (seven tallies, a team-high 19 assists), 51 shots on goal and 64 hits in 34 contests. The 26-year-old broke out with 53 points last season, but he's on pace to eclipse that mark and could challenge for 60 points by the end of 2019-20.

December 11, 2019 07:40 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Bags power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault had a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Danault has assists in each of the last four games and six of the last seven. Along with one goal, he's on a point-per-game run during that seven-game span. Tuesday's power-play assist was just the second of the season for Danault, who is averaging a career-high 1:05 of ice time while a man up.

December 7, 2019 07:40 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Racks up another assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault had an assist, three shots, one hit and one blocked shot in Friday's 2-1 win over the Rangers.

Danault is one of the hotter Canadiens right now, riding a point-per-game pace over the last 13 contests, fueled mostly by his passing skills. He has assists in three straight and 11 helpers in the last 13, tying him for the team lead with 16 assists.

December 4, 2019 03:16 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Bags pair of points Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault scored a goal and tallied an assist, finishing with two points in a 4-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday.

In the final moments of the first period, with exactly "0.1" on the clock, Danault lit the lamp, scoring on a frantic two-on-one to give Montreal a 1-0 lead. Tuesday's performance put Danault over 20 points, and the first-line center is hoping to improve on what was a career-best 53-point 2018-19 campaign.

November 21, 2019 08:04 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Nabs power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault had a power-play assist along with two shots and two hits in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime loss to Ottawa.

Danault, who is averaging a career high in ice time on the power play this season, recorded his first point power-play point. He has points in five straight contests and eight over the last seven games, so Danault is a player to consider for daily fantasy lineups.

November 20, 2019 07:32 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Runs point streak to four
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault had an assist along with two shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Columbus.

Danault fired a perfect pass from behind the net to Artturi Lehkonen, who had been left alone on the right side while Blue Jacket defenders paid closer attention to Brendan Gallagher. It was the fourth consecutive game with a point for Danault, who has six goals and 10 assists through 21 games.

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