The Canadiens hit the ice today, as three injured players approached a return.
Both Brian Flynn and Artturi Lehkonen practiced on the second rink in Brossard, whereas Zach Redmond skated alone on the main rink.
Redmond broke his foot on October 20th, and the Canadiens announced he would miss six weeks of action, which means he might be due to a conditioning stint once he takes part in a few skates.
As Lehkonen, it was announced he was placed on the injured reserve on November 7th, with an upper-body injury. At the time they said he would miss at least one week, although we’re approaching the two week mark.
Here are the lines at practice:
Habs lines: Byron-Galchenyuk-Radulov; Danault-Plekanec-Gallagher; Pacioretty-Mitchell-Shaw; Hudon-Desharnais-Terry. Carr extra.— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) November 21, 2016
Paul Byron keeps his spot alongside Galchenyuk and Radulov, whereas Danault is playing with Plekanec and Gallagher. The third line sees Max Pacioretty slotted beside Mitchell and Shaw, whereas Charles Hudon is on the fourth line with Desharnais and Terry. Daniel Carr is the extra forward.
Here are the defensive pairings, which are unchanged: