The Montreal Canadiens held a fan practice at the Bell Centre this morning, with about 10,000 in attendance.
With Phillip Danault already out after spending the night in the hospital being evaluated after taking a Zdeno Chara slapshot in the head, Andrew Shaw was also not on the ice, as he was taking a therapy day.
Andrew Shaw absent de l’entraînement aujourd’hui (traitements).— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 14, 2018
Andrew Shaw not practicing today (therapy day).#GoHabsGo
Down two of the available centreman, Paul Byron was practising between Max Pacioretty and Charles Hudon. It’s possible the team will need try that out in a game situation with the plan being to keep Alex Galchenyuk on Jonathan Drouin’s wing.
#Habs practice (Shaw absent for maintenance):— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) January 14, 2018
Galchenyuk - Drouin - Carr
Pacioretty - Byron - Hudon
Lehkonen - Plekanec - Gallagher
Deslauriers - De La Rose - Froese
Alzner - Petry
Benn - Jerabek
Mete - Schlemko
Victor Mete stays with David Schlemko on the third pairing, suggesting that he will be back in the lineup again on Monday after a great game last night.
Whether these lines will be intact when the puck is dropped for tomorrow night’s game versus the New York Islanders remains to be seen.