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24 Phillip Danault C

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March 27, 2019 02:01 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Reappears in goal column
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault scored his 12th of the season Tuesday in a 6-1 win over the Panthers.

And such ends a goalless drought that had reached 20 games. Danault is sitting on 49 points after his goal Tuesday and has five games remaining to find one more for 50, a milestone he's yet to achieve to this point in his NHL career.

March 6, 2019 01:48 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Dishes helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault picked up an assist in a 3-1 win over the Kings on Tuesday.

Danault is in the midst of a career year with 45 points and a plus-20 rating in 66 contests. The center has five assists in his last seven games, picking up the pace again after a four-game pointless stretch in the middle of February. The unexpected production has made him a a decent addition in many fantasy formats this season.

February 22, 2019 09:32 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Sets new career high for points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault notched his 30th assist of the season in a 5-1 win over Philadelphia on Thursday.

Danault missed Montreal's last game tending to the birth of his first child, but he returned with a vengeance Thursday, drawing the primary assist on Brendan Gallagher's opening goal. The helper gives him 41 points on the season, good enough for a new career high. Danault's previous career high for points in a season was 40, set back in 2016-17.

February 21, 2019 04:56 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Returning to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault (personal) will return to action against the Flyers on Thursday, reports.

Danault became a father to a baby boy Wednesday, and now he's back in Montreal preparing for the upcoming contest. The excitement doesn't stop there, as Danault needs only one more goal or assist to reach a career-high 41 points.

February 21, 2019 07:08 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Expected for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault (personal) is expected to be in the lineup for Thursday's home game against the Flyers, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Danault has been away from the team to attend the birth of his first child. His wife gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday, enabling Danault to play Thursday.

February 20, 2019 11:44 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Excused from latest practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault remains away from the team as he awaits the birth of his first child, Eric Engels of reports.

The Canadiens don't play again until Thursday, but this news serves as an advanced heads up in case Danault isn't able to come back in time for Thursday's home clash with the Flyers.

February 19, 2019 07:04 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Not playing Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault (personal) won't be in the lineup against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

Danault missed Tuesday's morning practice due to a family issue, and it appears it will keep him out of this game as well. Hopefully it's nothing too serious, and he will be able to return Thursday against the Flyers. In Danault's absence, Matthew Peca seems primed to enter the lineup at center for the night.

February 19, 2019 12:00 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Absent from practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault missed Tuesday's morning skate for personal reasons, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

The first-line center seems to be dealing with a family matter, and there is no word if his absence will extend into Tuesday's game. Danault has been great for the Canadians, racking up 40 points in 59 games this campaign, so he will sorely be missed if he can't go.

February 8, 2019 01:28 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Matches career mark in 55 games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault had a goal and three assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over Winnipeg.

Danault is on a four-game, seven-point streak (three goals, four assists). And remarkably, this outburst pushed him to matching his career mark of 40 points. Danault set that mark in 82 games in 2016-17, but did it this year in 55. Keep him rolling while he's hot.

February 6, 2019 07:52 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Starts scoring streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault scored a goal on three shots and finished plus-3 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Ducks. He added a hit and a blocked shot in a forward-high 17:24 of ice time.

Danault's score was originally ruled no goal, but the ruling was changed upon video review to extend his point streak to three games. It was his 10th goal of the season and second in three games. His 36 points rank fifth on the team while his 35 even-strength/shorthanded points are second only to Max Domi (38). Danault is well within striking distance of establishing a new career benchmark in scoring, needing just five points over the final 28 games.

February 3, 2019 12:36 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Scoring at better rate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault scored a goal on his lone shot in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Devils.

Danault tipped in Jeff Petry's missile from the point to score his ninth in 52 games. That's the same number of games he played during an injury-shortened 2017-18 season, when he scored eight times with an 8.5 shooting percentage. He's improved to 10.5 percent this season, following a 16-game stretch in which he's scored at a rate of 23.3 percent (seven goals, 30 shots).

January 19, 2019 09:20 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Streak reaches four
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault had an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 4-1 win over Columbus.

Danault has points in all four games since coach Claude Julien moved Jonathan Drouin to his line, which also includes Brendan Gallagher. He barely gets ice time on the power play, which caps his ability to garner points, but Danault's 32 even-strength points are second on the team behind Max Domi.

January 16, 2019 11:32 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Heating up on new line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault scored the game-winner in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Florida. He added a blocked shot and a hit while winning 17 of 26 faceoffs in the win.

After a stinker in St. Louis last week, coach Claude Julien shook up his lines, and Danault has points in all three games (one goal, three assists) since Jonathan Drouin joined him and Brendan Gallagher. Danault has 13 points while scoring on 26.1 percent of his shots over the last 12 games. That scoring pace could continue, as he's averaging a career-high 17:44 of ice time as a top-six forward, though he's somewhat capped since he sees barely any power-play time.

January 13, 2019 01:48 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Adds two helpers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault led the Habs with two assists in a 3-0 win against the Avalanche on Saturday.

Danault also led all Habs forwards in ice time with 19:24 and won 71 percent of his face-offs. The 25-year-old former first-round pick has taken a while to establish a role in the NHL, but with 28 points in 45 games, he's on pace for a 50-point season, making the most of his opportunities as the No. 1 center. Danault is a viable fantasy option as long as he can maintain a hold on that spot while Max Domi continues to struggle, with the only drawback being Danault's lack of playing time on the power play. He has three points in his past three games.

January 2, 2019 11:00 PM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Takes therapy day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault took a therapy day and was not on the ice for practice Wednesday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Therapy days are common in the NHL, and there's no indication Danault will miss Thursday's home game against the Canucks. He's been on fire recently with five goals and four assists over the last five games, putting Danault at 27 points through 40 games. That's two more points than he had in 52 games last season.

January 1, 2019 12:40 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Earns two goals in OT win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault registered a pair of goals Monday in a 3-2 overtime road win over the Stars.

Danault, who led all Montreal skaters with six shots, opened the scoring in the game, and it was his snapshot with 9:17 elapsed from the third period that qualified as the equalizer to force overtime. The Quebec native is on a serious tear having closed out the calendar year with five goals and four assists over his last five games.

December 30, 2018 03:16 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Trio of assists in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault put three assists on the board Saturday in a 6-5 loss to Tampa Bay

Danault puts up points in fits and spurts -- this is his second straight three-point Saturday. But he goes for stretches without points. Still, Danault is on pace for a 50-point season and that almost makes him fantasy relevant. He could be helpful if he could just iron out the peaks and valleys in his stat lines.

December 23, 2018 11:20 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Hats off for first time in NHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault delivered a hat trick Saturday in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Golden Knights.

Danault is a playmaker first, second and third, so this goal outburst was like an early gift from Santa. He hadn't scored in 11 games and had just two goals in 36 games prior, so the young man's first NHL hattie came out of nowhere. Danault's 22 points put him on pace for 49 this season, which would be a nice career boost for the 25-year-old pivot. Still, his position makes him a tough roll in shallow to medium-sized leagues. There are a lot of similar centers in the NHL.

December 14, 2018 10:24 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Logs two assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault had two assists, three shots, one hit and won 13 of 24 draws in Thursday's 6-4 win over Carolina.

Danault's scoring has been down of late, having entered Thursday's tilt with just one assist in the previous six games, but he maintains a top-six role on this team and is one of Montreal's better faceoff men. A deft passer with 15 assists over 32 games, the 25-year-old center is on pace to set a new career threshold in helpers, but Danault's shooting percentage (3.7) needs improvement if he wants to stay in a top-six role long term.

November 28, 2018 11:16 AM
Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Finds net in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Danault was the only one on his team to beat Curtis McElhinney on Tuesday in a 2-1 loss to Carolina.

Danault hadn't hit the twine since Oct. 20 in Ottawa, so this should help his confidence moving forward. However, his value to both the Canadiens and his fantasy owners comes as a passer, not a scorer, so the lack of goals doesn't matter as long as he continues to put up points, which he has with five in his past seven games. If you need help in assists, he's not a bad option.

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