Pacioretty missed Game 2 against Ottawa Friday night with an upper-body injury
Pacioretty hadn't earned a point in his previous three games. He has 11 goals and 21 assists on the season.
The goals snapped a goal-less stretch that had seen the 24-year-old winger score just once in his previous 12 games.
Pacioretty has nine goals and 16 assists for Montreal on the season.
Pacioretty has been rolling of late, posting six goals and four assists over his last seven games.
Pacioretty has seven points in a sizzling four-game run. Start him since he is red-hot for one of the league's elite teams.
Montreal is now 5-0-1 when Pacioretty records at least one assist.
Pacioretty has a history of quickly returning from injuries, but he said he wasn't feeling 100 percent and would see how he felt on Monday before deciding if he can play against Carolina later that night.
Asked if he needed a tetanus shot, Pacioretty said he had one after the game as a precaution. The NHL, though, ruled Monday that there was no conclusive evidence that Grabovski bit Pacioretty. The league, therefore, decided that it would not suspend the Toronto forward.
Pacioretty was out after having an emergency appendectomy.
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