Habs lines at practice: Desharnais at risk of losing his spot
Following another win in yet they were outshot, the Habs switched the lines today.
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Sven Andrighetto was placed alongside Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher.
#Habs practice lines:— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) November 9, 2016
Byron - Galchenyuk- Radulov
Andrighetto - Plekanec - Gallagher
Interestingly, David Desharnais was alternative with Phillip Danault as the third line centre, which makes for a delicate situation. Is this the first sign that Desharnais is falling out of favour with the coach? Historically speaking, that’s probably not what will happen, but the fact of the matter remains neither Pacioretty, Desharnais, or Shaw have been very productive in recent games.
#Habs: Phillip Danault ne sortira pas de la formation. Donc, Desharnais risque de ne pas jouer face aux Kings, si on se fie à l’entraînement— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) November 9, 2016
Translation: Danault will not be removed from the lineup, which means Desharnais is at risk of missing the game versus the Kings if we rely on the practice lines. Desharnais has zero points in his last nine games.
There were no changes among the defensive pairings:
#Habs practice D & G:— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) November 9, 2016
Emelin - Weber
Markov - Petry
Beaulieu - Pateryn