|Assets:||Works hard and loves to get in the face of his opponents. Has solid defensive instincts, is an aggressive forechecker and excellent penalty killer. An outstanding team guy that leads by example, he'll rumble with anyone. Can also be a quality checker or energy winger.|
|Flaws:||Won't score a lot of points at the National Hockey League level, since he lacks above-average speed and overall natural skill. Takes on all comers, so he tends to play hurt a lot and also doesn't win a lot of his pugilistic battles. Also, he is known to take a bad penalty now and again.|
|Career Potential:||Physical defensive energy agitator.|
|2/26/2014||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|11/15/2013||Missed 11 games (right shoulder injury).|
|10/21/2013||Right shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|5/09/2013||Missed the last playoff game (upper body injury).|
|5/08/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/20/2013||Missed 1 game (shoulder injury).|
|4/18/2013||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|4/17/2013||Missed 1 game (shoulder injury).|
|4/15/2013||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|3/30/2013||Missed 8 games (separated left shoulder).|
|3/16/2013||Separated left shoulder, injured reserve.|
|3/10/2013||Separated left shoulder, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a four-year contract.|
|5/23/2012||Missed the last playoff game (suspended by nhl).|
|5/20/2012||Suspended by the NHL for 1 game.|
|7/02/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|2/01/2010||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|6/27/2009||Acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|3/10/2009||Missed 4 games (concussion).|
|3/04/2009||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|2/19/2009||Missed 31 games (broken jaw).|
|12/06/2008||Broken jaw, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/01/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|4/15/2008||Recalled from Quad City (AHL).|
|9/29/2007||Assigned to Quad City (AHL).|
|12/16/2006||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|12/13/2006||Recalled from Omaha (AHL).|
|12/10/2006||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|12/07/2006||Recalled from Omaha (AHL).|
|11/18/2006||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|10/31/2006||Recalled from Omaha (AHL).|
|10/01/2006||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|4/21/2006||Recalled from Omaha (AHL).|
|9/28/2005||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|8/15/2005||Signed by the Calgary Flames.|
|9/15/2004||Returned to his junior team (London-OHL).|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|2/01/2010||Calgary Flames traded Olli Jokinen and Brando Prust to the New York Rangers for Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins.|
|6/27/2009||Phoenix Coyotes traded Brandon Prust to the Calgary Flames for Jim Vandermeer.|
|3/04/2009||Phoenix Coyotes traded Olli Jokinen and a 3rd round selection in 2009 to the Calgary Flames for Matthew Lombardi, Brandon Prust and a 1st round selection in 2009 or 2010.|
|6/26/2004||Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 3rd round (70th overall) in 2004.|
Habs' Brandon Prust day-to-day with UBI | 02/25/2014 8:17 AM
NewsBrandon Prust is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
ImpactHe skated on his own before practice on Monday. Prust might be available to return for Montreal's four-game road trip through the West Coast, which begins Monday in Los Angeles.
| 02/02/2014 3:00 AM
NewsBrandon Prust returned to action on Saturday February 1.
Brandon Prust is day-to-day with an illness | 01/31/2014 12:10 PM
NewsBrandon Prust missed Friday's practice due to flu-like symptoms.
Dave Stubbs on Twitter
ImpactPrust has nine points and 96 penalty minutes in 43 games. Montreal will play against Tampa Bay Saturday afternoon.
Brandon Prust pots GWG Tuesday night | 01/29/2014 9:00 AM
NewsBrandon Prust scored the game-winning goal and recorded four shots in a 3-0 win over Carolina on Tuesday.
ImpactHe has nine points in 42 games this season, but he has compiled 96 penalty minutes as well which ties him for ninth in the league. Prust should only be on your radar if you need minutes in the sin bin.
Brandon Prust is one fight away from 100 | 12/12/2013 10:02 AM
NewsBrandon Prust is one fight away from 100-mark of his NHL career.
ImpactHe's nothced six major penalties and a total of 36 penalty minutes in 21 games this season. Prust and the Canadiens are in Philadelphia Thursday night, so he won't have trouble finding someone to drop the gloves with if he wants to get the milestone out of the way.
Brandon Prust has two points vs Buffalo | 12/08/2013 10:12 AM
NewsBrandon Prust had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 3-2 victory on Saturday.
ImpactPrust, who fought in his previous two contests, ended up being just a brawl shy of a Gordie Howe hat trick. He has six points and 36 penalty minutes in 20 contests this season.
| 11/16/2013 1:56 AM
NewsBrandon Prust returned to action on Friday November 15.
Brandon Prust likely to return this weekend | 11/13/2013 2:17 PM
NewsBrandon Prust (shoulder) took part in Wednesday's optional skate.
ImpactPrust is projected to return to Montreal's lineup on Friday or Saturday. He has three points and 12 penalty minutes in eight games this season.
Prust likely not back until end of November | 11/02/2013 9:37 AM
NewsBrandon Prust will not likely return to the Montreal lineup until the end of November.
ImpactPrust, who was originally projected to be out until mid-November with a shoulder injury, is going to need a few extra weeks to fully recover. His timetable to return has been pushed back until the end of the month.
Brandon Prust expected to miss four weeks | 10/21/2013 12:18 PM
NewsBrandon Prust's upper-body injury is, as suspected, a shoulder problem.
ImpactPrust won't be available for roughly four weeks as a result. He missed 10 games last season due to a separated shoulder.
Prust's UBI is believed to be his shoulder | 10/21/2013 9:01 AM
NewsBrandon Prust's upper-body injury is believed to be a shoulder ailment.
ImpactHe sat out 10 games last season after he separated his left shoulder. Prust was injured Saturday night when he crashed into the end boards while trying to pursue a loose puck. His status is still unclear so consider him day-to-day until he re-evaluation becomes known.
Brandon Prust suffers upper-body injury | 10/20/2013 4:19 PM
NewsMontreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust suffered an upper-body injury in the third period of his team's loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
ImpactPrust will be re-evaluated sometime on Sunday or Monday. The rugged 29-year-old regularly generates PIM - he even had 110 despite playing in just 38 games last season - and has the kind of scoring potential that reminds one of other higher-end agitators/enforcers like Chris Neil.
Brandon Prust fights, score vs. Oilers | 10/11/2013 6:41 AM
NewsBrandon Prust produced a goal and five penalty minutes in Thursday's win over Edmonton.
ImpactIt was his first marker of the season and his fight took place earlier in the contest with Oilers tough guy Luke Gazdic. Prust has 12 penalty minutes in four games and he should be a good source of those throughout the 2013-14 campaign.
Habs' Prust absent Thurs. for family reasons | 10/04/2013 10:53 AM
NewsBrandon Prust didn't practice Thursday because of family reasons, according to the team.
ImpactHe's expected to be available for Saturday's contest versus Philadelphia. Prust had two shots and seven penalty minutes on Tuesday.
Brandon Prust couldn't work out for 4-5 weeks | 08/09/2013 10:47 PM
NewsBrandon Prust couldn't work out for four to five weeks after the 2013 season due to the rib injury he suffered during the playoffs.
ImpactPrust was projected to miss three to four weeks, so this sounds right along that timeline. The good news is Prust says the ribs are "all better" and his shoulder, which he separated in early March, is also ready to go. Prust had five goals, 14 points, 110 penalty minutes and 87 hits in 38 games during his first season in Montreal and was a major sparkplug for the resurgent Canadiens.
Brandon Prust suffered a broken rib | 05/13/2013 11:16 AM
NewsBrandon Prust missed Montreal's final playoff game with a broken rib.
ImpactHe was injured on a fall in the corner when he tried to pursue Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson for a loose puck. Prust is projected to require three to four weeks of rest.
Brandon Prust is out Thursday | 05/08/2013 2:02 PM
NewsBrandon Prust (upper body) will not be available for Game 5.
Canadiens.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactPrust was hurt during Game 4 on Tuesday. He has an assist, 14 penalty minutes, and 19 hits in four playoff games.
Brandon Prust sustains UBI Tuesday night | 05/08/2013 7:17 AM
NewsBrandon Prust sustained an upper-body injury in Game 4 on Tuesday.
ImpactHe was in the dressing room when Ottawa's Kyle Turris scored the game-winning goal in overtime, so his status for Thursday night is cloudy at this time. The Canadiens will be facing elimination in Game 5 and having to play without Prust would be another significant loss.
| 04/21/2013 2:16 AM
NewsBrandon Prust returned to action on Saturday April 20.
Prust wins Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy | 04/20/2013 1:30 PM
NewsBrandon Prust is the 2012-13 winner of the Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy.
ImpactThe award is for a Montreal Canadiens' player who is dominant for the team, but doesn't earn any particular honor. The Montreal media votes to determine the winner with Francis Bouillon finishing in second place and Peter Budaj rounding out the top three. Prust has 13 points and 104 penalty minutes in 34 games this season.
Brandon Prust won't dress against Tampa | 04/18/2013 6:19 PM
NewsBrandon Prust won't play Thursday.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactHe sat out Monday's contest because he was banged up last Saturday against Toronto, but it's not clear if his shoulder is still bothering him. Prust suited up in Wednesday's loss to Pittsburgh, where he had one assist, two penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in 16:22 of ice time.
Brandon Prust will return to action Wednesday | 04/17/2013 10:20 AM
NewsBrandon Prust will be be back in Montreal's lineup Wednesday night after he took Monday's contest off to rest his banged up shoulder.
ImpactHe appeared to get hurt in Saturday's loss to Toronto, but he stayed in the game. Prust has 12 points and 102 penalty minutes in 33 games this season.
Prust suffers a scare in first game back | 04/01/2013 8:51 AM
NewsBrandon Prust left Saturday's game briefly after blocking a shot.
ImpactPrust was hit in the leg by a Michael Del Zotto shot in his first game back from a separated shoulder. "It stung," Prust said. "It caught the leg, just one of those things that catches you in the wrong spot." Fortunately, Prust's return wasn't cut short and he ended up logging 14:52 minutes in Montreal's 3-0 victory.
Brandon Prust back in the lineup | 03/31/2013 11:24 AM
NewsBrandon Prust returned Saturday after missing eight games with a shoulder injury.
ImpactPrust, who played over 14 minutes last night, had been sidelined since March 9 when he suffered a first-grade separation of his left shoulder. He may potentially be worth a look in deeper leagues if your team needs penalty minutes for the stretch run.
Brandon Prust is expected to return Saturday | 03/30/2013 12:57 PM
NewsJust to confirm, Brandon Prust (shoulder) is expected to return on Saturday.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactPrust missed eight straight games due to the injury. He has nine points and 81 penalty minutes in 25 contests this season.
Prust probable v Rangers Saturday | 03/30/2013 11:38 AM
NewsGet ready to activate super pest Brandon Prust.
ImpactHe should be ready to play Saturday against the Rangers after missing three weeks with a shoulder injury.
Brandon Prust is probable for Saturday's game | 03/29/2013 7:51 PM
NewsBrandon Prust (shoulder) will probably return on Saturday.
Impact"I feel good out there and I feel I'm ready to go," Prust said. That being said, he hasn't been activated off of the injured reserve list yet.
Brandon Prust feels shoulder is improving | 03/26/2013 8:58 AM
NewsBrandon Prust (shoulder) skated on his own Monday with Canadiens strength and conditioning coach Pierre Allard.
Impact"It's coming along," Prust said. "We're getting there. We're just making sure it's going to be 100 percent when ... I get back. It's not 100 percent yet. But it's getting close." He has been sidelined since March 9 when he suffered a first-grade separation of his left shoulder.
Brandon Prust expected to miss 10-14 days | 03/10/2013 3:45 PM
NewsMontreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust's updated injury report: it's a first-degree shoulder separation that will keep him out for an estimated 10-14 days.
Renaud P Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactHe hasn't been placed on the IR yet, although it's likely that will happen considering his window of recovery. Prust has actually been pretty useful in fantasy because of his 81 PIM and a decent nine points.
Brandon Prust injured in Saturday's contest | 03/10/2013 11:54 AM
NewsBrandon Prust hit the boards hard in the third period of Saturday's contest and appeared to hurt his left shoulder.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactWe dont have an official update on his status, but the feisty winger could possibly miss a week of action. Stay tuned.
Brandon Prust impressing his coach | 03/08/2013 9:46 AM
NewsBrandon Prust is "playing the best hockey of his career," according to Habs coach Michel Therrien.
ImpactPrust had a goal and two assists Thursday night, and he has nine points on the season -- by far the best offensive pace of his career -- to go with 81 penalty minutes. "He's getting a chance and he's playing the best hockey of his career," Therrien said. "He's in a position not only to play defence and kill penalties, but also to contribute on offence. That line was our best line tonight." Prust is a solid start because of those penalty minutes and becomes a stronger one if he can keep producing offensively.
Brandon Prust has offensive outburt vs. Canes | 03/08/2013 12:07 AM
NewsBrandon Prust scored a goal and added two assists for Montreal in a 4-2 win over the Hurricanes Thursday night.
ImpactThe NHL leader in penalty minutes went a little out of character in this contest by chipping in with some offence, giving him nine points in 27 games. The move to Montreal has allowed him to take on a larger role and he;s taking full advantage. Lars Eller also enjoyed a solid game with a goal and two assists while P.K. Subban and Josh Gorges each registered a goal and an assist in the victory.
Prust scores GWG, ready to face Rangers | 02/19/2013 9:14 AM
NewsBrandon Prust was an unlikely goal scorer for Montreal in Monday's 3-0 win over Carolina.
ImpactHis early third-period marker held up as the game winner. Prust leads the NHL with 71 penalty minutes in a mere 15 games. He has also contributed four points and 29 hits. Prust and his Canadiens will visit his ex-teammates in New York Tuesday night when he plays against the Rangers for the first time this season.
Brandon Prust practices on Habs' top line | 02/11/2013 3:16 PM
NewsBrandon Prust skated on the top line during Monday's practice.
ImpactPrust is primarily known in fantasy circles for the amount of time he spends in the sin bin. Putting him on the same line as Erik Cole and David Desharnais makes him a very appealing fantasy option, but obviously this could be a temporary assignment. Prust has averaged 11:47 minutes per game this season and it will be interesting to see if that significantly changes over the next few contests.
Brandon Prust gaining more fans by the day | 01/26/2013 10:38 AM
NewsBrandon Prust is gaining more fans in Montreal by the day.
ImpactMost thought the four-year, $10 million contract he signed this summer was an overpay, but Prust's impact is already being noticed. "It's hard to find guys who can actually play and contribute to the team besides fighting and protecting your teammates," said Dale Hunter, Prust's coach on the London Knights. "He's one of the unique players who can do both. He's a guy who's worth every penny because of what he brings to the game. He's a heart-and-soul kid . he'll do anything for the team. He puts the team ahead of anything. If the team needs a fight to lift the team he'll do it . if it needs a big hit he'll do it . block a shot . he does the intangibles that coaches love."
Brandon Prust could play with Habs' rookies | 01/22/2013 10:59 AM
NewsBrandon Prust skated with Montreal rookies Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher on Monday at practice.
ImpactIn the Canadiens' first game against Toronto, he played alongside Ryan White and Colby Armstrong. He logged just over 10 minutes of ice time and dropped the gloves with Leafs pugilist Mike Brown early in the first period. It would be interesting to see how he meshes with the team's young forwards if he gets a chance to play with them versus Florida on Tuesday night.
|Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. Car||last:Jan 28||1|
|Assists||1||6 times-last:at Car||last:Feb 8||2|
|Points||2||vs. Buf||Dec 7||3|
|Penalty Minutes||27||vs. Wsh||Jan 25||21|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. CBJ||Oct 17||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||48 times-last:at Car||last:Feb 8||0|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. Min||Nov 19||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||48 times-last:at Car||last:Feb 8||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. CBJ||Oct 17||0|
|Shots||4||vs. Car||Jan 28||3|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2011-12 (NYR)|
|Penalty Minutes||163||2009-10 (Cgy/NYR)|
|Shorthanded Goals||5||2010-11 (NYR)|
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