|NUMBER:||17||BIRTHDATE:||December 10, 1981 (AGE 32)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Lac La Biche, AB, Canada|
Recorded 2 points (1-1-2) a +1 differential on Oct. 5 vs. PHI… Played his 500th career game in the NHL on Oct. 9 at CGY… Led the team in Oct. with 3 powerplay goals (tied with T. Plekanec)… Recorded 5 shots on Nov. 30 vs. TOR… Returned to action on Dec. 17 vs. PHX, after missing 7 games with an upper body injury suffered on Dec. 2 vs. NJD… Registered 6 shots on Jan. 14 vs. NJD… Played his 100th career game with the Canadiens on Jan. 16 at OTT… Tallied 1 goal on 5 shots on Jan. 22 at PIT… Obtained 2 points (1-1-2) and 6 shots on March 22 at TOR… Produced 2 goals (including the game-winning) and a +2 differential on April 18 at TBL… Scored a goal on 8 shots on April 20 vs. TBL… Totaled 7 shots on April 22 vs. TBL… Recorded 2 points (1-1-2), a +2 differential, 4 shots and 5 hits on May 1 at BOS… Totaled 5 hits on May 3 at BOS… Completed his 1st career hat trick in the playoffs on May 27 vs. NYR…
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.