Let's start with some good news, it appears that Tom Gilbert is nearing a return, as he skated for the first time since his injury. For what it's worth, he didn't skate with the team.
#Habs On confirme que c'est la première fois que Gilbert patine depuis sa blessure, subie samedi dernier— Guillaume Lefrançois (@glefrancoisLP) March 28, 2015
On the flip side of the coin, Devante Smith-Pelly's tenure with the Habs continues to be a struggle. He appeared to be the odd man out as practice started.
#Habs 4 joueurs portent des chandails blancs ce matin : Weaver, Gonchar, Malhotra et DSP— Guillaume Lefrançois (@glefrancoisLP) March 28, 2015
The new lines indicate that Smith-Pelly will indeed be a healthy scratch during tonight's match up with the Panthers. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, seeing as how he's been mediocre at best during his brief stay with the Habs.
#Habs Trios Pacioretty-Desharnais-PAP Galchenyuk-Plekanec-Gallagher JDLR-Eller-Flynn Prust-Mitchell-Weise DSP et Malhotra en trop— Guillaume Lefrançois (@glefrancoisLP) March 28, 2015