The Golden Knights signed Max Pacioretty to a four-year, $28M ($7.0M AAV) extension.
The Golden Knights have acquired Max Pacioretty from the Canadiens for Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki and a 2019 2nd Round Pick.
Pacioretty is entering the final season of a six-year, $27M contract that he signed back in 2012. Despite a down-year in 2018, Pacioretty has been one of the NHL’s most consistent goal-scorers in recent years, scoring 30-plus goals in five of the last six (full 82 game) seasons. Since 2011-12, Pacioretty ranks ninth in the NHL in goals (206) and 25th in points (399). A career-worst 8.0 shooting percentage can be to blame for last year’s drop in production. Expect Pacioretty to thrive on a powerful Vegas offence and return to 30-goals in 2019.
Pacioretty is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a knee injury.
Pacioretty suffered the injury against the Islanders on March 2nd and will be out until at least early-April. Pacioretty’s 2017-18 season could potentially be over with 17 goals and 20 assists (37 points) in 64 games.
Pacioretty (lower-body) has returned to Montreal; will not play on Saturday.
Pacioretty left late in last night’s win over the Islanders and will have to come out of the lineup tonight in Boston. With the season all but over for the Canadiens, there’s no need to force Pacioretty into any games down the stretch. He has returned to Montreal to be re-evaluated.
Source: Arpon Basu 03/3/18, 4:08 pm EST
Pacioretty (face) will be in the lineup for Game 1.
Source: John Lu 04/12/17, 8:01 am EST
Pacioretty (rest) did not travel to Detroit.
Pacioretty (illness) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play vs. the Blues.
Pacioretty (illness) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Pacioretty missed the Canadiens' morning skate because of an illness, but he is listed as a game-time decision. Brian Flynn was a placeholder for Pacioretty this morning, so expect their lines to be shuffled if Pacioretty cannot play tonight.
Source: John Lu 02/11/17, 6:45 am EST
Pacioretty (foot) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play vs. Nashville.
Source: Arpon Basu 01/3/17, 2:33 pm EST
Pacioretty (foot) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Pacioretty left the morning skate after being hit in the foot by Shea Weber shot. Pacioretty was reportedly unable to put any weight on his foot as he hobbled off of the ice and we all know how hard Weber can fire the puck, so the Canadiens’ doctors will keep a close eye on Pacioretty’s foot in the hopes that it doesn’t swell up so he can be available tonight.
Pacioretty left Tuesday's game with a face injury and did not return.
Source: John Lu 01/26/16, 4:54 pm EST
Pacioretty (knee) returned to practice on Thursday.
Pacioretty has sat out training camp and the preseason to this point, but his knee injury has gotten to a point where the doctors were able to clear him for practice. This is a big step in Pacioretty’s road to being ready for the first game of the season on October 7th.
Source: John Lu 09/24/15, 7:45 am EST
On Tuesday, Pacioretty skated for the first time after suffering fractures to his tibial plateau in July.
Pacioretty avoided serious injury and surgery when he suffered fractures to his left tibial plateau in a training session in July. Pacioretty won’t be ready to join his teammates for the start of training camp and doesn’t have a timetable for his return. His status for the Habs’ season opener on October 10th remains up in the air.
Source: Dave Stubbs 09/9/15, 3:40 pm EST
Pacioretty (head) scored a goal in his return to the Canadiens lineup.
Pacioretty (upper-body) will be a game-time decision for Game 2.
Pacioretty was in the morning skate, but will be a game-time decision tonight. With P.A Parenteau out with an upper-body injury, if Pacioretty isn’t available, the Canadiens could go with seven defensemen. Monitor Pacioretty’s status during pre-game warmups at 6:30 pm ET.
Pacioretty (upper-body) practiced on Thursday; could play in Game 2.
Pacioretty (upper-body) will not play in game 1.
Pacioretty, who has been practicing with the team, will miss game 1, but it is possible that he returns to the lineup for game 2. With Pacioretty out, Devante Smith-Pelly and P.A Parenteau will skate on the second line with David Desharnais.
Pacioretty (upper-body) cleared for contact on Tuesday; still questionable for Wednesday.
Pacioretty was cleared to take contact in Tuesday’s practice, but he did not participate in any contact drills. Coach Therrien said that he would be surprised if Pacioretty plays in Game 1, but they will see how he feels Wednesday.
Pacioretty (upper-body) is questionable for Game 1.
Pacioretty is still not cleared for contact, but is hoping to be cleared for Tuesday. He is the Habs leading scorer and seems to be progressing well. Continue to monitor his status prior to game 1.
Source: John Lu 04/14/15, 6:19 am EST
Pacioretty (returned) to practice on Monday.
Pacioretty who has skated for the last few days returning to full practice in a regular jersey on Monday. Pacioretty missed the final two games of the regular season, but his availability this morning is a good sign that he could be ready for Game 1. Continue to monitor his status leading up to Wednesday.