As the players took to the ice for practice ahead of Game Six, Andrew Shaw was not among them.
The Canadiens say Shaw is out with an upper-body injury
A. Shaw absent de l'entraînement ce matin (blessé - haut du corps)— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 22, 2017
A. Shaw not at practice today (upper body injury).
There was a shakeup on defence, and Nathan Beaulieu was not on any of the top three pairs, with Alexei Emelin partnering with Jeff Petry, and Brandon Davidson alongside Jordie Benn. The top pair of Andrei Markov and Shea Weber remains intact.
With no Shaw, this is how the forwards will line up for Game Six. Michael McCarron draws into the lineup for his first NHL playoff game, while Brian Flynn centres Paul Byron and Alex Galchenyuk.
#Habs: Les trios du jour— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) April 22, 2017
Shaw n’est pas là.
UPDATE: It seems that Flynn wasn’t just a temporary placeholder. He will be in the lineup for the game.
Brian Flynn is officially in. Andrew Shaw is out.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) April 22, 2017