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Diaz (concussion) returned to the Montreal lineup Saturday night. He skated 19:29 and had a shot on goal, a hit and a blocked shot in the Canadiens' loss to the Capitals.
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Raphael Diaz finally got to practice with his teammates on Monday according to the Montreal Gazette.
Diaz (concussion) could return to action as soon as Saturday, Marc Antoine Godin of La Presse reports.
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He has benefitted from the Raphael Diaz injury, as he is now the primary option on many of the power play formations.
Diaz, who suffered a concussion on February 25, has been working out in the gym but has still not been cleared to resume skating, according to TSN.ca.
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Diaz had an assist Saturday night in Montreal's 4-1 win over Philadelphia. It was just his second point in the past eight games.
Diaz assisted on Montreal's lone goal Wednesday night in a loss to Ottawa. The goal came on the man-advantage and gives Diaz six power-play assists (eight overall) through the first six games.
Diaz picked up a pair of assists Tuesday in a win over Winnipeg, giving him seven helpers in five games this year.
Diaz had two assists, three blocked shots and one hit in 20:28 in Montreal's win over Washington on Thursday. He now has five assists through the first three games.
Diaz picked up two assists in Tuesday's win over Florida, giving him three helpers in the first two games of the year.
Diaz, whose season was shut down March 1 because of a groin injury, said he's in excellent shape and can train normally without pain, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Diaz (lower body) will be available to play Friday night against Ottawa, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Diaz, who averages more than 18 minutes per game this season, was on ice for 11:40 (6:57 at even strength) in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Capitals and is averaging under 15 minutes in 10 February games.
Diaz, who has been dealing with the flu, is expected to be active for Thursday night's game against the Islanders, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Diaz was a healthy scratch prior to Sunday's game against Winnipeg, Arpon Basu of NHL.com reports.
Diaz, who was a healthy scratch Friday night, was active Saturday and scored the game-winner in Montreal's 3-1 win over Toronto.
Diaz admits that he's still adjusting to life in the NHL, both on and off the ice, the Montreal Gazette reports. Diaz, who is third on the team with 76 blocked shots and ranks third among defensemen in ice time, is adjusting to the smaller ice surface and the quickness of the game in North America.
Diaz grabbed three assists in Tuesday's thrashing of Ottawa, giving him four points in the last three games.
Diaz will not play in Thursday's game against the Flyers due to an illness, CJAD Edmonton reports.
Diaz ended a six-game points drought and scored his first goal since Oct. 18 in Thursday's shootout loss to Vancouver.