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Habs honour Saku Koivu as the only two NHL franchises he has ever known, Ducks and Canadiens, clash in Montreal.

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The Habs honour long time captain Saku Koivu tonight as they play host to the Finn's only other NHL team the Anaheim Ducks. Koivu meant a heckuva lot to the team, organization, and to the city as he held the torch proudly during some dark times in Montreal. Resiliency, graciousness, and inner strength were his hallmarks. It wasn't a historic period for the Canadiens, but they had a captain who will be have a place in the annals of their history.

Eller is a game time decision and Weaver and Allen are still not ready. Andrighetto is down with Hamilton, Tangradi is up. New look lines are posted below.

Emerson Etem is in for Kyle Pamieri. Perry and Beauchemin are still out. The Ducks' D is pieced together with band aids, duct tape, and a healthy dose of the amazing Sami Vatanen.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM ET (9 PM in Newfoundland). You can watch:

In Habs Region (English): City-M
In Habs Region (French): RDS
In the Ducks' Region: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Elsewhere: NHL Center Ice or NHL Gamecenter Live

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Alex Galchenyuk Brendan Gallagher
Jiri Sekac Tomas Plekanec Dale Weise
Brandon Prust David Desharnais PA Parenteau
Michael Bournival Manny Malhotra Eric Tangradi
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin Sergei Gonchar
Nathan Beaulieu Tom Gilbert
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Dustin Tokarski

Injured: Mike Weaver, Bryan Allen, Lars Eller

As for the Ducks, here's how they're shaping up

Anaheim Ducks Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Rene Bourque Ryan Getzlaf Devante Smith-Pelly
Matt Beleskey Ryan Kesler Emerson Etem
Andrew Cogliano Rickard Rakell Jakob Silfverberg
Patrick Maroon Nate Thompson Tim Jackman
Left Defense
Right Defense
Cam Fowler Ben Lovejoy
Clayton Stoner Sami Vatanen
Colby Robak Hampus Lindholm
Goaltenders
Frederik Andersen
Ilya Bryzgalov

Scratched: Mark Fistric, Dany Heatley

Injured: Francois Beauchemin (broken finger), Corey Perry (knee) Eric Brewer (broken foot), Kyle Palmieri (shoulder), Sheldon Souray (right wrist)

Check out the opposing side at Anaheim Calling