|Date of Birth||4/27/1989|
|Height, Weight||5'9", 163 lbs|
|Drafted||2007 - Rd 6|
Byron (knee) skated Friday for the first time since taking part in a full team practice Dec. 13, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
The Canadiens had been hopeful Byron could return around the time he practiced in December, but it turns out that exercise proved the winger was still weeks away. Montreal is on its bye week, and the team is once again hopeful Byron can suit up for the next game, Jan. 27, at home against the Capitals.
Montreal head coach Claude Julien said Byron (knee) is not expected back until after Montreal's bye week, which ends Jan. 26, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Byron had been nearing a return mid-December, but he appeared to aggravate the knee after a couple of skating sessions leading up to a Dec. 14 game against the Red Wings. The Canadiens' bye week ends Jan. 26, putting Byron on schedule to return for a home game Jan. 27 against Washington.