The two injured players, Nikita Nesterov and Brian Flynn, hit the ice before the main Habs practice.
Les blessés (Nesterov/Flynn) sur la glace avec le gardien R. Girard avant l'entraînement.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 22, 2017
Injured players take the ice before practice. pic.twitter.com/ryrwAMYNms
Andrei Markov, however, was not present during practice. The likely reason being a therapy day.
The forwards saw a massive change, with Alex Galchenyuk slotted as a left winger, and Andrew Shaw taking his spot as a center. Phillip Danault returned to his spot as the #1 centre, between Max Pacioretty and Alex Radulov.
Michael McCarron was practicing as the fourth line centre, in lieu of Steve Ott. Andreas Martinsen replaced Dwight King on the wing.
As for the defensive pairings, without Markov in the fold we saw Nathan Beaulieu practice with Shea Weber, whereas Brandon Davidson was paired with Jordie Benn.