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Rotowire: Sep 27 / 7:32a ET
News: Desharnais assisted on Dale Weise's goal in Saturday night's 1-0 preseason win over Toronto.
Impact: Desharnais is no longer in a top-six role -- the decision to move Alex Galchenyuk to center prompted the demotion -- and he's been skating with Thomas Fleischmann and Dale Weise in the first set of preseason games. The trio has accounted for seven points and scored three of Montreal's six goals so far.
Rotowire: Sep 23 / 8:32a ET
News: Desharnais (lower body) returned to the Canadiens for practice Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Impact: Desharnais had been sidelined the last two days of practice with the injury, but was never viewed as a candidate to miss significant action. The Habs appear set to go with Alex Galchenyuk as their second-line center, moving Desharnais to the third trio this season.
Rotowire: Sep 22 / 4:49a ET
News: Desharnais was not on the ice during Monday's practice session due to a lower-body injury, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Impact: The Canadiens are calling Desharnais day-to-day as the team prepares for four preseason games in five nights beginning Tuesday.