It doesn't appear that Lars Eller is ready to play in the immediate future. The forward, after missing yesterday's game against Dallas, skated in a non-contact jersey at practice today. P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov did not participate in the session.
Here is how the team lined up at practice.
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As you could see, without Eller, Brendan Gallagher and David Desharnais, the second line depth has taken a big hit but it is an opportunity for Stefan Matteau. It also gives Lucas Lessio a chance make a spot for himself in the Habs lineup.
With news that Gallagher is out two to three weeks, there has yet to be a forward recalled from St. John's of the American Hockey League, so the Canadiens have 12 healthy forwards plus Eller, who is likely day-to-day.
The Habs next game is tomorrow against the Buffalo Sabres at the Bell Centre.