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Habs lineup news: Alexei Emelin will be a healthy scratch versus the Ottawa Senators

Claude Julien announced his lineup decisions ahead of tonight key battle in Ottawa.

Ottawa Senators v Montreal Canadiens - Game Five Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images

After a tough outing versus the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night, Alexei Emelin will be healthy scratch tonight versus the Ottawa Senators, allowing Nathan Beaulieu to slot back in.

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.