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Montreal goes for a fifth win in seven games tonight.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Canucks have been dealing with a large number of injuries recently. It appeared yesterday that they would be without their top three goal-scorers for their home matchup with the Montreal Canadiens .

Fortunately for them, Brock Boeser’s injury isn’t nearly as bad as previously thought, and rather than missing significant time, the rookie will be a game-time decision for tonight’s game.

The potential surprise return of a skilled player puts more pressure on the Canadiens defence, who weren’t so lucky with their injury issues. Shea Weber is dealing with a foot injury, apparently sustained in the first game of the season, that has failed to heal and now has the team’s number-one defenceman sidelined indefinitely. Tonight will be the first test for this defence corps now led by Jeff Petry; one that is down to just six members.

Puck drop is at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSNGO (English), RDS (French)
In the Canucks region: Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet Now
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Gamecentre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Nikita Scherbak Phillip Danault Artturi Lehkonen
Alex Galchenyuk Jonathan Drouin Brendan Gallagher
Paul Byron Jacob de la Rose Logan Shaw
Nicolas Deslauriers Byron Froese Andrew Shaw

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Jordie Benn Jeff Petry
Karl Alzner Noah Juulsen
Mike Reilly David Schlemko

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Scratched: Jacob de la Rose
Injured: Shea Weber, Ales Hemsky, Artturi Lehkonen, Al Montoya

Vancouver Canucks projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brad Marchand Riley Nash David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk David Krejci Rick Nash
Tommy Wingels David Backes Brian Gionta
Tim Schaller Sean Kuraly Noel Acciari

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Zdeno Chara Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug Kevan Miller
Nick Holden Brandon Carlo

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin