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A mini-series with the Jets wraps up before the Habs go back on the road.

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: Sportsnet East/West, CityTV (English), TVA Sports (French)
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live, Sportsnet Now

After three full games without him, the Canadiens may be getting Josh Anderson back tonight, returning the team to full health. If he does play, it doesn’t appear that he will be slotting back on his normal line, however, as Dominique Ducharme had a few minor tweaks in today’s practice.

The coach has reunited the Jonathan Drouin - Nick Suzuki - Joel Armia line, preserving the chemistry that the former two have had since the post-season, and re-adding Armia’s more physical presence to help them win more in-zone battles.

It means that Anderson is expected to slot in on Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s right, hoping to take better advantage of the playmaking the Finnish centre has been providing over the most recent stretch, looking like one of the team’s most engaged players. Kotkaniemi gets the team’s top two goal-scorers on his flanks, which should result in some prime offensive chances if they’re all on top of their game.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jonathan Drouin Nick Suzuki Joel Armia
Tyler Toffoli Jesperi Kotkaniemi Josh Anderson
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Paul Byron Jake Evans Corey Perry

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Shea Weber
Joel Edmundson Jeff Petry
Brett Kulak Alexander Romanov

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Carey Price Jake Allen

Scratched: Artturi Lehkonen, Victor Mete

Winnipeg Jets projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Paul Stastny Mark Scheifele Blake Wheeler
Kyle Connor Pierre-Luc Dubois Nikolaj Ehlers
Andrww Copp Adam Lowry Mason Appleton
Mathieu Perreault Nate Thompson Trevor Lewis

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Josh Morrissey Tucker Poolman
Derek Forbort Neal Pionk
Nathan Beaulieu Dylan DeMelo

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Connor Hellebuyck Laurent Brossoit