Canadiens lines at practice, November 3: Al Montoya to start Friday
Joel Hanley and Daniel Carr return, Andrew Shaw does not practice
The Montreal Canadiens had a quick practice this morning before leaving for Columbus where the Habs will take on the Blue Jackets tomorrow night.
There were no changes, except that the recently recalled Daniel Carr and Joel Hanley skated with the team. Both players are coming off two games in two days with the St. John’s IceCaps.
#Habs:— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) November 3, 2016
Pacioretty-Desharnais-Carr (Shaw absent)
There were no changes to the Habs lineup except Carr skated in Andrew Shaw’s place who missed practice due to family reasons.
No changes for #Habs other than Carr taking Shaw's spot. Shaw absent due to family reasons today. #TSN690 pic.twitter.com/E2cb74fDUq— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) November 3, 2016
On defence, no changes as Hanley skated as the seventh defenceman as expected. Both he and Carr and on the trip as insurance should an injury creep up in the next few games.
After the trip to Columbus the Canadiens return home to face the Flyers on Saturday for the second time this season. They will also host the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, and Detroit Red Wings in the four-game homestand before going to Chicago if the city is still standing after the Cubs World Series parade.
Update: Al Montoya will get the start on Friday against Columbus which sets Carey Price up for Saturday at home.
#canadiens Al Montoya vs #bluejackets— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) November 3, 2016