The Montreal Canadiens practiced in Vancouver this afternoon, and Claude Julien shook up his lines.
Les trios #CH— Chantal Machabee (@ChantalMachabee) December 18, 2017
The big news is that Max Pacioretty is back with Jonathan Drouin, while Alex Galchenyuk goes with Phillip Danault and Andrew Shaw. Paul Byron goes to the right of Pacioretty and Drouin.
The shake up happened after the Canadiens lost yet another game in Ottawa at the NHL100 Classic and couldn’t muster much offensively.
The team has struggled to score goals lately as they go on their lengthy holiday road trip.
On defence, it appears that the team will give an update on the status of defenceman Shea Weber after practice which isn’t normally a good sign.
#Habs: Claude Julien fera une mise à jour sur l'état de santé de Shea Weber après l'entraînement. Pas un bon signe ça.— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) December 18, 2017
He has been dealing with nagging lower body injuries for most of the season. If he is unable to go, Joe Morrow will likely take his place. He has been swapping in and out of the lineup with Jakub Jerabek.
The Canadiens take on the Canucks tomorrow night. Carey Price should be expected to start in his home province.
UPDATE: Shea Weber has been sent back to Montreal.
Shea Weber being shut down and sent home over reoccurring foot injury— John Bartlett (@BartsBytes) December 18, 2017