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Canadiens lines at practice: Galchenyuk gets PP time, Radulov, Emelin return

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The latest updates as the Habs prepare for the Senators

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The Montreal Canadiens were back at practice this morning, and it seems like the bug that was affecting Alexander Radulov and Alexei Emelin passed, as both were on the ice for practice, as were the rest of their healthy teammates.

At forward, with Radulov and Brendan Gallagher back in, the lines looked a lot like the ones used against the Chicago Blackhawks and it appears that Michael McCarron will once again be a healthy scratch.

Notably, the top line of Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk and Radulov seems to be staying intact.

Of note, Andreas Martinsen was splitting time on the fourth line rotation with Dwight King.

Galchenyuk also practiced on the first PP unit.

On defence, Alexei Emelin was the odd man out, as the Canadiens put Nathan Beaulieu back with Jordie Benn. Brandon Davidson took the spot next to Jeff Petry.

But we might not want to read too much into these.

The Canadiens and Senators will play in back to back games on Saturday and Sunday in what will be a battle for top spot in the Atlantic Division.