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Eastern Atlantic Standings

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 8 13 -12 12:56 21

Top Tanner Pearson News

  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Pots game-winner

    Pearson scored the game-winning goal on his only shot in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes. He also had a hit.

    Pearson received a pass from Jordan Harris then wheeled pass a flat-footed Liam O'Brien for the game-winner early in the third period. The strike was Pearson's fifth goal (first GWG) and first since Dec. 4. In between, the fourth-line forward missed 19 games with an upper-body injury.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Records assist in loss

    Pearson had an assist, four shots on net and two penalty minutes over 12:50 of ice time in Thursday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers.

    For the second consecutive game, Montreal's second line combined to give the Canadiens the first lead of the game. Pearson worked a loose puck from behind the net to Josh Anderson, whose shot was stopped before Jake Evans deposited the rebound. The Habs' top line has been the team's most productive unit recently, so it's encouraging to see secondary scoring over the last two tilts. Pearson now has 10 points (four goals, six assists) over 35 games.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Logs first point since return

    Pearson had an assist and one shot on net over 13:02 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Ducks.

    Pearson worked a give-and-go with Jake Evans, who potted Montreal's first goal. The assist was Pearson's first point in seven games since returning from an upper-body injury. The 31-year-old forward has four goals, five assists and 52 shots over 34 games while averaging 13:26 TOI.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Ready to rock

    Pearson (upper body) will be activated off injured reserve and return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Senators.

    Pearson's expected to slot into a fourth-line role Tuesday following his 19-game absence. The 31-year-old forward has collected four goals and eight points through 27 contests this season.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Will travel with team

    Pearson (upper body) will travel with the Canadiens for the team's upcoming three-game road trip to continue to rehab, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

    Although the fact that Pearson is traveling with the team is certainly a positive development, at this point it isn't clear if he'll be available at any point during Montreal's brief road trip. Pearson picked up eight points through 27 contests before sustaining an upper-body injury Dec. 9 versus the Sabres.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: On ice Monday

    Pearson (upper body) worked out prior to Monday's practice session, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Pearson has been sidelined since Dec. 9 due to the injury but remains on schedule with his projected four-to-six week timeline. He had been skating on the third line prior to his injury and had four goals and four assists through 27 games.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Added to IR

    Pearson (upper body) was put on injured reserve Wednesday.

    The move is presumably retroactive to Saturday, which is when Pearson last played, but the 31-year-old was already projected to miss 4-6 weeks because of the injury, so putting him on the injured reserve list doesn't impact his timetable. It frees a roster spot for Montreal, though, which the Canadiens have used to summon Emil Heineman from AHL Laval. Pearson has four goals and eight points in 27 outings this season.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Missing several weeks

    Pearson (upper body) is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.

    Pearson will likely shift to injured reserve in the coming days as he'll be out until at least early January. The 31-year-old has been held to four goals and eight points in 27 games this season. The team should provide an update once Pearson is closer to returning.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Unavailable Sunday

    Pearson (upper body) won't play Sunday against Nashville.

    Pearson was injured in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over Buffalo. He has picked up four goals, eight points, 47 shots on net and 26 hits in 27 games this season. Pearson will be replaced in the lineup by Michael Pezzetta.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Exits with upper-body injury

    Pearson (upper body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the Sabres.

    Pearson logged 2:50 of ice in the contest and added one blocked shot during the first period. The winger's injury leaves his availability in doubt for Sunday's game versus the Predators. If he can't play, Michael Pezzetta will likely draw into the lineup in a bottom-six role.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Snaps goal drought

    Pearson scored a goal on six shots and delivered one hit over 13:51 of ice time in Monday's 4-2 win over the Kraken.

    Pearson cleaned up a rebound for Montreal's second score following Philipp Grubauer's stop of a Brendan Gallagher redirection. Pearson's first goal in 20 games occurred on a night when three Montreal forwards could breathe easier after droughts. Sean Monahan scored for the first time in 15 games, and Josh Anderson recorded his first tally of the season. Pearson is up to four goals, four assists, 46 shots on net, 26 hits, 16 blocks and 13 PIM with a minus-3 rating over 25 games.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Snaps drought with assist

    Pearson produced an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.

    Pearson ended his eight-game point drought by setting up the first of Alex Newhook's two goals in the game. The slump has seen Pearson remain firmly in a bottom-six role, though he saw a season-high 17:31 of ice time Wednesday. The veteran winger is up to seven points, 32 shots on net, 19 hits, 13 PIM and a minus-2 rating through 19 contests overall.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Helps on power play

    Pearson had a power-play assist and one hit over 15:57 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Arizona.

    Pearson sent a slick pass to an unencumbered Brendan Gallagher in the slot for a wrist shot that beat Connor Ingram high on the glove side. The point snapped a four-game drought for Pearson, who had started the season ablaze with five points in the first four games. The 31-year-old forward, who skates on the third line when five-on-five, has two power-play points while averaging 2:00 TOI on the second-unit power play.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Registers power-play goal

    Pearson scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 3-1 road win against the Sabres.

    Pearson also notched an assist with a plus-2 rating and six shots on goal, extending his point streak to four games. He three goals and five points with a plus-3 rating during the four-game span after being held scoreless in the season opener against the Maple Leafs on Oct. 11. He'll look to push his point streak to five games Tuesday night against the Devils.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Points in three straight

    Pearson had an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and one blocked shot over 12:09 of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win against the Capitals.

    Pearson was back on the third line after getting shifts on the second line Tuesday when Kirby Dach (knee) left that contest. He had the secondary helper on Brendan Gallagher's goal, as all three third-line forwards, including Sean Monahan, had a hand in the tally. The assist gives Pearson points in three straight games.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Promoted to second line, scores

    Pearson scored a goal on three shots over 13:58 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Wild. He also added three blocked shots, two hits and two penalty minutes.

    Pearson, who moved up to the second line in the wake of the season-ending injury to Kirby Dach (knee), scored Montreal's first goal. Following a Minnesota turnover in the offensive zone, Pearson led a two-on-one rush and beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a laser glove side. It was the second consecutive game with a goal for Pearson, whose injury woes of last season appear to be a thing of the past.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Lights lamp in win

    Pearson scored a goal on one shot over 13:10 of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.

    Pearson fired a deceptive wrist shot for the Canadiens' second goal. It was his first score since Oct. 28 of last year when he was limited to 14 games. Since then, Pearson underwent multiple hand surgeries. He's skating on the third line with other seasoned veterans Sean Monahan and Brendan Gallagher, all of whom are looking to rebound from injury-shortened seasons.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Back in action

    Pearson (hand) made his Montreal preseason debut in Friday's 2-1 loss to Toronto, The Canadian Press reports.

    Pearson, who was acquired from Vancouver on Sept. 19, was limited to just 14 games last season due to a broken hand that needed multiple surgeries to repair. He logged 18:16 of ice time in Friday's contest and posted three shots on goal. It's unclear at this time if Pearson will be able to crack Montreal's middle-six forward group.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Hand not fully recovered

    The strength in Pearson's injured hand is at about 80 percent, Canadiens GM Kent Hughes told Eric Engels of Sportsnet on Wednesday.

    Although he's still recovering, Pearson is healthy enough to participate in training camp, and he did pass his physical, so the 31-year-old might be fine for the start of the campaign. Montreal acquired Pearson and a 2025 third-round pick from Vancouver on Tuesday in exchange for Casey DeSmith. Pearson had a goal and five points in 14 contests last season.

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  • Canadiens' Tanner Pearson: Dealt to Habs

    Pearson, along with a third-round pick in 2025, was dealt from the Canucks to the Canadiens on Tuesday in exchange for goalie Casey DeSmith.

    Pearson required multiple surgeries to address a hand injury last season, which limited him to five points, 17 shots on goal, 20 hits and 21 PIM in 14 contests. He'll look to get his career back on track in his age-31 season while playing with a new team. Given the Canucks' wing depth and the Canadiens' lack of established wingers, this move could lead to a larger role for Pearson in 2023-24.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 201 lbs
Birthplace: Kitchener, ON
Age: 31
Experience: 10