De La Rose has made more impact on games over the past six weeks, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports. "He's done what we've asked him to do," coach Claude Julien said. "I felt the first half of the season he was playing, the impact he had on the game was very, very minimal at best. Now, he's having an impact where he makes a great forecheck, turning the puck over, creating a scoring chance.
De La Rose scored his fourth goal of the season, adding two shots, eight hits and a plus-1 rating in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Penguins.
De La Rose had a team-high five hits along with two shots, a blocked shot and a two-minute minor penalty over 12:53 of ice time in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to Boston.
De La Rose will be given an opportunity to replace the departed Tomas Plekanec, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. He had an assist, a shot, three hits, two blocked shots and a two-minute minor penalty over 12:16 in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Islanders.
De La Rose had four shots on net, seven hits and a two-minute minor penalty over 14:17 of ice time in Monday's 1-0 shootout loss to the Flyers.
De La Rose had one shot, six hits and a blocked shot over 12:06 of ice time in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Lightning.
De La Rose played for the first time in six games Thursday, registering one hit and one blocked shot over 13:06 of ice time in a 5-2 loss to the Coyotes.
De La Rose had one shot on net, two blocked shots and a two-minute minor penalty over 14:19 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to Boston.
De La Rose practiced at center on a line with Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin on Tuesday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
De La Rose had two shots and five hits over 9:44 of ice time in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Canucks.