The Montreal Canadiens held their last practice before flying to North Carolina to face the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow night.
When the team took the ice, it quickly became apparent that Alexander Radulov would not be participating and is not expected to make the trip to Carolina.
As for the lines, they were the same as what finished the game against Florida, with David Desharnais on the left of Tomas Plekanec, and Chris Terry on the right. The fourth line sees Daniel Carr and Sven Andrighetto centered by Torrey Mitchell.
#Habs: Les trios sans Byron deux fois.— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) November 17, 2016
On defence, there didn’t appear to be any changes, so expect Greg Pateryn to play again tomorrow.
#Habs: À la ligne bleue…— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) November 17, 2016
Some good news on the injury front as Artturi Lehkonen skated this morning. He is approaching his return from an upper body injury. I don’t think a return this weekend is imminent, but this is a good sign for the Finnish rookie.
I would expect that Al Montoya will get the start against Carolina tomorrow so that Carey Price starts at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the back end of a back-to-back.