Alexei Emelin sera laissé de côté ce soir à Ottawa.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 18, 2017
Alexei Emelin will be a healthy scratch tonight in Ottawa. #GoHabsGo
The news isn’t particularly surprising, given the most recent practice had Emelin as the seventh defenceman.
At forward, Dwight King claims the spot on the fourth line that he shared with Andreas Martinsen in the latest practice alignment. Martinsen will join Michael McCarron in viewing the game from the pressbox tonight.