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Team W-L-OTL Pts
52-24-6 110
47-20-15 109
46-26-10 102
45-29-8 98
41-32-9 91
39-37-6 84
37-41-4 78
30-36-16 76

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2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 2 2 2 13:01 0

Top Kirby Dach News

  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Undergoes surgery

    Dach underwent surgery Tuesday to repair torn ligaments in his right knee, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Dach is expected to make a full recovery before the start of next season. The forward suffered the injury during the second game of the 2023-24 season, when Chicago's Jarred Tinordi checked him into the boards.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Moves to IR

    Dach (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Dach will miss the remainder of the 2023-24 campaign after sustaining tears to the ACL and MCL in his right knee. He suffered the injury in Montreal's second game of the season against Chicago on Oct. 14.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Season over

    Dach (knee) suffered a torn right ACL and MCL, which will require season-ending surgery.

    Dach had two assists in two games before sustaining the devastating injury. The 22-year-old will miss the remainder of 2023-24, though the timing of the surgery may allow him to be ready for training camp in September. The Canadiens have not announced an official timeline for his return.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Facing long-term absence

    Dach (lower body) is expected to be out of action long term, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports Monday.

    Dach is still being evaluated regarding the full extent and severity of his lower-body injury but the current outlook is not good. At this point, fantasy managers should probably be expecting Dach to be placed on injured reserve, if not LTIR, in the coming days. With Dach out of action, Sean Monahan figures to move into the second-line center role while Brendan Gallagher could see an uptick in power-play ice time.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Exits with lower-body injury

    Dach sustained a lower-body injury during Saturday's game against Chicago and won't return to the contest.

    Dach might have suffered the injury when he absorbed a big hit from Chicago's Jarred Tinordi late in the first period, which knocked him into the Blackhawks' bench, per Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago. Dach logged 4:40 of ice time before exiting the contest. If he's not available for Tuesday's game against Minnesota, Michael Pezzetta might make his season debut.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Helps twice in loss

    Dach had two assists, three shots on goal and three hits over 21:22 of ice time in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs.

    The Canadiens' second line produced two goals and five points on the night. Alex Newhook struck twice, and Dach was the secondary helper on both. Dach also skated on the first-unit power play, getting 3:59 of ice time with Montreal up a skater. The 2019 third-overall draft pick by Chicago resurrected his career after joining Montreal last season, when he registered 38 points in 58 games. Dach will be allotted top-six minutes and begins the season on a line with two other first-round picks, Newhook (16th overall, 2019) and Juraj Slafkovsky (first overall, 2022).

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Set for camp

    Dach (upper body) will be ready to take part in training camp, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

    Dach, who sat out the final eight games of the 2022-23 campaign, notched 14 goals and 38 points in 58 appearances last season. He will compete for a top-six role and a spot on Montreal's first power-play unit during camp.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Will miss at least a week

    Dach (upper body) will be sidelined for at least one week.

    The Canadiens' final game of the campaign is in two weeks, so Dach could end up missing the rest of the season with his upper-body injury. If that ends up coming to fruition, the 22-year-old forward would finish the year having collected 14 goals and 38 points through 58 appearances.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Not playing Tuesday

    Dach (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Philadelphia.

    Dach earned two goals and one assist in four outings after returning from a 16-game absence. He had been out with a lower-body injury. He has registered 38 points, 107 shots on goal and 53 hits in 58 contests this campaign. Dach will be replaced in the lineup by Chris Tierney, who was originally going to be a healthy scratch because of the NHL debut of Sean Farrell.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Logs two points in loss

    Dach logged two power-play points -- a goal and an assist -- and had three shots on net over 24:00 of ice time in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Boston.

    Positioned at the side of the net, Dach finished off a perfect feed from Mike Matheson for his 14th goal of the season -- fifth on the power play -- and his second tally in as many games. He's produced three points overall in the two games since returning from a 16-game absence due to a lower-body injury. With Josh Anderson (ankle) done for the season, players like Dach will be looked on to take up some offensive slack. He's reborn with the Canadiens after the first-round pick stumbled in Chicago; Dach has a career-high 36 points (14 on the power play) over 55 games for Montreal.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Scores upon return

    Dach scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Lightning. He added one hit and one blocked shot over 20:44 of ice time.

    Dach returned to the ice after missing 16 games with a lower-body injury. The 22-year-old made an impact early, scoring his 13th goal midway through the first period. He was back on the top line, which has changed frequently of late, along with Nick Suzuki and Rafael Harvey-Pinard.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Playing against Lightning

    Dach (lower body) will be back in the lineup versus Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Luc Gelinas of reports.

    Dach returns following a 16-game stint on the sidelines due to his lower-body problem. Prior to his absence, the natural center was rolling with six goals and five assists over his previous 13 contests, including four power-play points. With his return to the lineup, Dach is set to retake a first-line role and should be in the mix for a power-play spot as well.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Still no timeline to return

    Dach (lower body) remains out indefinitely.

    Dach has been out since Feb. 16, and it's unclear at this point if he'll be back before the end of the regular season. Until he returns to the ice, it's safe to assume Dach will remain out.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Out indefinitely

    Dach (lower body) won't travel with the Canadiens and is considered out indefinitely.

    Dach is likely to be out at least until March 7 versus the Hurricanes, though the indefinite label is concerning. The 22-year-old has already missed five games and will likely add four more to that total before he could potentially return.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Still unavailable

    Dach (lower body) won't play Saturday versus the Senators, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Dach is set for a fifth straight absence due to an illness that stemmed from a lower-body injury. The 22-year-old hasn't resumed skating yet, so it's unclear when he might return to the Canadiens' lineup. They begin a road trip Tuesday in San Jose, and he could be ruled out for the trip if head coach Martin St. Louis updates Dach's status before the team heads west.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Will not play Thursday

    Dach (lower body) will not play in Philadelphia on Friday.

    Dach was originally thought to be suffering from a non-COVID illness, but upon further examination, it was deemed to be a lower-body injury. Dach is having the best season of his NHL career, with 12 goals and 35 points in 54 games, including five goals and 14 points on the power play.

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  • Canadiens' Kirby Dach: Won't play Tuesday

    Dach (illness) will not travel with the team for Tuesday's road clash with the Devils, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Despite not making the initial trip with the team, Dach could still link up with the Hab ahead of Friday's matchup with the Flyers. It will be the third straight game on the shelf for Dach due to his lingering illness. Prior to his absence, the 22-year-old center was performing well with four goals and two assists in his last seven contests, including a pair of power-play goals.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 197 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Age: 23
Experience: 5
Shoots: Right