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Habs lines at morning skate: Alex Radulov misses morning skate

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The Habs forward did not skate this morning, feeling ill

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Yesterday we wondered why Chris Terry would have been recalled, and today we may have found out. Alexander Radulov missed the team’s morning skate and it was Terry who filled in on the power play.

With Radulov’s absence the lines went a little crazy at the team’s morning skate and I doubt that this is how it will look when the Habs take on the Panthers tonight.

Shaw at centre is very interesting as is the fact that Gallagher and Pacioretty are together. This could just to get a look at something different, or it could be Michel Therrien reacting to the team’s performance in Chicago.

On defence, it looks as though Greg Pateryn will sit out once again as Therrien chooses to go with Joel Hanley instead.

It will be Carey Price who gets the start today and will look to tie a franchise record with his 11th straight win.

Update: Radulov will indeed miss the game. Chris Terry will make his Habs debut, while Greg Pateryn will return to the lineup, likely replacing Joel Hanley.