Drouin produced an assist and two PIM in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Canucks.
Drouin entered Thursday on a three-game drought, but he broke it with an assist in the second period. The 25-year-old forward has notched four helpers through five contests, but he's still seeking his first goal of the campaign. He's had to settle for playing provider to Nick Suzuki and Josh Anderson on the second line early on.
Drouin did had two hits and one blocked shot in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout loss to Vancouver.
After exploding for three assists in the season opener, Drouin has gone pointless in the three games since. He failed to record a shot on net for the second consecutive game and has just two shots through four games.
Drouin picked up three assists, one on the power play, in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.
The 25-year-old notched two helpers in the first period and another in the third, picking up where he'd left off at the end of last season. The line of Nick Suzuki, Josh Anderson and Drouin combined for three goals and six points in Wednesday's loss, and if the unit continues to click -- and if Drouin stays healthy -- he could quickly top his meager output from 2019-20.
Drouin scored a power-play goal during Montreal's final scrimmage Sunday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Drouin and the power play are two things the Canadiens will be counting on this year. The forward was limited to 27 games last season due to a wrist injury that eventually required surgery. He returned for the playoff bubble, recording 1-6-7 over 10 playoff games. Montreal hopes he can have an impact on a power play that ranked 22nd (17.7 percent success) in the 2019-20 regular season and was worse in the bubble (15.2 percent). Drouin is skating on the first power-play unit during camp and is expected to open the season there.
Drouin had two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers in Game 6.
Drouin had a hand in both of linemate Nick Suzuki's tallies in the contest. That duo showed promise during the playoffs -- both players managed seven points in 10 games. Drouin finished with a goal, six assists, 19 hits and a plus-3 rating during the postseason.
Drouin produced two assists, one on the power play, in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Flyers in Game 5.
Drouin had the secondary helper on Brendan Gallagher's tally in the second period before a pinpoint pass to Nick Suzuki helped put the Canadiens ahead for good in the third. The 25-year-old Drouin has been a playmaker with four helpers in five games versus the Flyers. He's only been held off the scoresheet when the Canadiens were shut out in Games 3 and 4.
Drouin posted a power-play assist and two PIM in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Flyers in Game 1.
Drouin's shot attempt produced a rebound for Shea Weber to bury into an open cage at 14:38 of the second period. Through five postseason games, Drouin has collected a goal, an assist, eight shots on goal, six hits and six PIM. The 25-year-old should continue to see top-six usage as well as a spot on the first power-play unit.
Drouin scored a goal on four shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Penguins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Drouin's tally at 10:13 of the second period cut the deficit to one goal, and the Canadiens would tally twice more in the contest to get the win. The goal was Drouin's first postseason point of the year. He lost large chunks of 2019-20 to injuries, but the 25-year-old forward is a two-time 50-point scorer in his career.
According to general manager Marc Bergevin, Drouin (ankle) has been cleared to play, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Drouin has only appeared in 27 games this season due to injuries to his wrist and ankle, but he's still been one of Montreal's better forwards when healthy, picking up seven goals and 15 points over that span. The 2013 first-round pick will slide into a middle-six role and a spot on one of the Canadiens' power-play units once postseason play gets underway.
Drouin (ankle) has seven goals, eight assists and a 13.7 shooting percentage over 27 games in 2019-20.
Drouin had an impressive start to the season, recording 15 points and a 17.9 shooting percentage over 17 games before wrist surgery put an end to what was looking like his best season since joining Montreal. He returned from the wrist injury after missing 37 games, but an ankle injury forced him to miss another seven games. He was on the verge of returning when the NHL pressed the pause button on the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. It can't be known if Drouin was taking his offense to another level because of the injury. That will most likely be answered in 2020-21, the first of three remaining years on a six-year deal he inked in 2017.
Drouin (ankle) won't play Tuesday against the Predators, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Drouin returned to practice Monday, so he's definitely making progress in his recovery, but there's still no concrete timetable for his return to game action. Once he's given the green light, the 24-year-old forward will return to a top-six role and a spot on one of Montreal's power-play units.
Drouin (ankle) participated in Monday's practice session.
While the team didn't provide more clarity on whether Drouin would be ready for Tuesday's clash with Nashville, the fact that the natural center is on the ice is a step in the right direction. Once cleared to play, the Quebec native figures to retake a top-six role for the Habs.
Drouin (ankle) isn't expected to play Tuesday against the Islanders, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Drouin will miss a third consecutive contest Tuesday and remains without a timetable for his return to action. It's been a frustrating campaign for the 24-year-old forward, who's been limited to just 27 games due to various injuries, notching 15 points over that span. He can be considered out indefinitely until the Canadiens provide another update on his status.
Drouin (ankle) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus Carolina.
Drouin will miss another game because of a bummed ankle. The forward has only played in 27 games this season, producing 15 points along the way. The last time Drouin found the points column was all the way back on Nov. 9.
Drouin will not be in the lineup versus the Rangers on Thursday due to his lingering ankle problem.
Drouin previously missed a Feb. 15 clash with Dallas as a result of his ankle injury and apparently was playing through the issue in his last four outings. Since returning from a wrist injury that cost him 37 games earlier this year, the Quebec native has yet to get onto the scoresheet and is pointless in his last eight appearances. With the 24-year-old sidelined, it could be an opportunity for Artturi Lehkonen or Paul Byron to slot into a top-six role.
Drouin (ankle) will be in the lineup against the Red Wings on Tuesday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Drouin will return after just one game on the shelf due to his ankle issue. In four contests back from his 37-game absence, Drouin failed to register a point and hasn't scored a goal since Oct. 31 versus Vegas. With Brendan Gallagher (lower body) in doubt Tuesday, Drouin figures to slot into a top-six role and will look to get back onto the scoresheet.
Drouin is dealing with an ankle injury, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Drouin initially suffered a sprained ankle versus the Bruins on Wednesday. He was able to play through it Friday against the Penguins, but couldn't go Saturday versus the Stars. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined by the injury, but the fact that he's played through it for a bit suggests it may not be too serious.
Drouin (lower body) won't play Saturday versus Dallas.
Drouin will miss Saturday's contest because of a lower-body injury, and Jordan Weal will replace him in Montreal's lineup. No word on how severe Drouin's injury is, but expect his team to update his status following the game.
Drouin has two shots and zero points in the two games since returning from a wrist injury.
It sounds like a slow restart for Drouin, which is natural after he missed 37 games. He had 11:49 of ice time in Saturday's overtime loss to Toronto and followed it up with 13:43 in a loss to the Coyotes on Monday. The presumption should be that he gets more shifts Wednesday against Boston.
Drouin returned to the lineup Saturday after missing 37 games. He had one shot on net, three hits and a minor penalty in a 2-1 overtime win over Toronto.
Drouin had been sidelined since Nov. 15 due to a wrist injury that required surgery. After a few false starts since Montreal's bye week, Drouin was able to give it a go Saturday. He skated on the third line, getting a season-low 11:49 of ice time. That's four-to-five minutes fewer than what Drouin typically plays, so this may have been a soft landing for the formerly injured forward.
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|01/20||@ VAN||L 5-6 (SO)||0||0||0||0||16:05|
|01/18||@ EDM||W 3-1||0||0||0||-1||14:18|
|01/16||@ EDM||W 5-1||0||0||0||0||14:05|
|01/13||@ TOR||L 4-5 (OT)||0||3||3||+1||17:36|
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