The Coyotes placed Alex Galchenyuk (lower-body) on injured reserve.
Galchenyuk was already expected to miss the first few weeks of the season, so moving him to the IR was simply a formality to open up a roster spot. With Galchenyuk out, Dylan Strome is expected to take on a larger role in the Coyotes offence early in the season.
Galchenyuk is week-to-week with a lower-body injury; he is not expected to be ready for opening night.
Galchenyuk was hurt in last Tuesday’s preseason game and will miss the start of the regular season. The first-year Coyote could miss a couple of weeks and his injury could lead to Clayton Keller moving to centre for the time being.
Galchenyuk could miss the start of the regular season with a lower-body injury.
Galchenyuk, who was acquired from the Canadiens this summer, suffered a lower-body injury during last Tuesday’s preseason game. With their No.2 centre out right now, Clayton Keller shifted to the middle while they wait for Galchenyuk to return. Both Christian Dvorak and Dylan Strome could take on larger roles too if Galchenyuk misses the start of the campaign.
The Coyotes acquired Alex Galchenyuk from the Canadiens for Max Domi on Saturday.
Galchenyuk, 24, has disappointed since being picked No.3 overall in 2012. Galchenyuk had a breakout campaign in 2015-16, when he collected 30 goals and 26 assists, but is tied for 110th in points (95) in two years since. Galchenyuk has had a difficult time sticking at centre during his NHL career, but the Coyotes are expected to use him as a pivot, likely on the second line behind Derek Stepan.
Galchenyuk (hand) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Galchenyuk (illness) will dress and is expected to play on Thursday.
Galchenyuk has been promoted to the Canadiens' top line in Los Angeles.
Source: Arpon Basu 10/18/17, 6:21 pm EST
Galchenyuk missed Friday’s practice with flu-like symptoms.
Galchenyuk’s 2017-18 season has not started the way his fantasy owners would have hoped. After spending the first few games on the second line, Galchenyuk was recently moved to the fourth line and now he’s missing practice with an illness, clouding his status for Saturday’s game vs. the Maple Leafs.
The Canadiens signed Alex Galchenyuk to a three-year extension worth $14.7M ($4.9M AAV).
Galchenyuk (knee) will return to the Canadiens' lineup on Thursday.
Galchenyuk has missed the last three games with a knee injury, but will return to the Canadiens’ lineup on Thursday. After returning from his previous knee injury, Galchenyuk registered two goals and two assist in five games before getting hurt again. Galchenyuk skated David Desharnais and Andrew Shaw on Wednesday.
Source: Stu Cowan 02/1/17, 2:20 pm EST
Galchenyuk (knee) will not play on Thursday.
Galchenyuk will miss his second straight game after he re-aggravated a knee injury vs. the Sabres on Saturday. Monitor Galchenyuk’s status when the Canadiens return from the All-Star break.
Galchenyuk (knee) will not play on Tuesday.
Galchenyuk previously missed 18 games with a knee injury and has reportedly re-aggravated it and will not play on Tuesday. The injury is believed to have occurred on Saturday vs. the Sabres and the Canadiens are calling it a “minor injury” to the same knee. Head coach Michel Therrien added that Galchenyuk did not come back too soon and is day-to-day.
Galchenyuk (knee) will return to the Canadiens' lineup on Saturday.
Source: John Lu 01/14/17, 6:16 am EST
Galchenyuk (knee) will not play on Monday.
Galchenyuk continues to skate with the Canadiens, but is not quite ready to play tonight vs. the Capitals. The Canadiens reiterated that Galchenyuk is “close,” so monitor his status leading up to Wednesday’s game in Winnipeg.
Source: John Lu 01/9/17, 8:43 am EST
Galchenyuk (knee) is “close” but will not play on Saturday.
Galchenyuk will miss 6-8 weeks with a knee injury.
Galchenyuk missed Tuesday’s game with a knee injury and after further evaluation in Montreal the Canadiens announced that Galchenyuk would miss at least six weeks. This is a tough break because the Habs will also be without David Desharnais for 6-8 weeks.
Galchenyuk is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
Galchenyuk was hurt during Sunday’s shootout win in Los Angeles, but traveled to St. Louis with the team. After undergoing some testing in St. Louis, Galchenyuk will return to Montreal to undergo further testing. Expect a more definitive timetable to be revealed later this week. In the meantime, Andrew Shaw will likely shift to centre for Tuesday’s game.
Source: Eric Engels 12/5/16, 9:00 pm EST
Galchenyuk (lower-body) took part in the morning skate and is expected to play on Tuesday.
Galchenyuk came into Tuesday as questionable, but he will be in the lineup tonight vs. the Stars. Galchenyuk comes in on a hot streak, picking up seven goals in his last six games. Look for Galchenyuk to centre the top line with Max Pacioretty and Sven Andrighetto on his wings.
Source: John Lu 03/9/16, 7:10 am EST
Galchenyuk is questionable for Tuesday’s game due to an lower-body injury.
Source: Arpon Basu 03/7/16, 7:55 am EST
The Canadiens have signed Alex Galchenyuk to a two-year, $5.6M ($2.8M AAV) contract extension.
Source: Pat Hickey 07/31/15, 5:29 am EST