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The Habs are down their top defenceman entering the final third of the season.

NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens vs. Anaheim Ducks

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Ducks region: Prime
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live

Dealing with injuries for much of the season, the Montreal Canadiens announced another one today: Shea Weber has been placed on the Injured Reserve list. Jeff Petry has been moved to the top pair for tonight’s game — a position he’s become used to with several injuries to Weber in recent years — and the move also gave Xavier Ouellet a chance to join the main team.

In addition to injuries, the Canadiens are also dealing with the flu. Ryan Poehling has been ruled out with the illness, while Tomas Tatar may also be sidelined tonight. Potentially needing a forward, it was Jake Evans who got the call in case his services are required.

There aren’t many decisions to be made on the opposite side. The Ducks have all their top options available, including team points leader Ryan Getzlaf, even if that top total is only 35 points. He and his teammates will be looking to take advantage of Montreal’s weakened state to get another win on their road trip.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen Nick Suzuki Joel Armia
Ilya Kovalchuk Max Domi Jake Evans
Nick Cousins Nate Thompson Dale Weise

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Brett Kulak Jeff Petry
Ben Chiarot Victor Mete
Marco Scandella Christian Folin

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Charlie Lindgren

Anaheim Ducks projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Rickard Rakell Ryan Getzlaf Jakob Silfverberg
Max Jones Sam Steel Ondrej Kase
Nick Ritchie Adam Henrique Troy Terry
Nicolas Deslauriers Derek Grant Carter Rowney

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Hampus Lindholm Erik Gudbranson
Cam Fowler Josh Manson
Jacob Larsson Korbinian Holzer

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
John Gibson
Ryan Miller