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Habs lines versus the Canucks: Radulov and Plekanec out, Price in net

Two veteran forwards will miss Tuesday’s game versus Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

The Canadiens will be without two of their top-nine forwards when they take on the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena this evening.

On the defensive side of things, we’re seeing the same setup as was put together during last practice.

Alexander Radulov will miss his second straight contest with a lower-body injury, while the extremely durable Tomas Plekanec will miss just his fourth game of the past six seasons.

The top-six will line up the same as they did against the New York Rangers on Saturday, while Torrey Mitchell steps into Plekanec’s spot on the third line. Brian Flynn rejoins the lineup, playing with newcomers Andreas Martinsen and Steve Ott.

On the back end, Brandon Davidson will play his first game as a Hab. The former Oiler steps in the for struggling Alexei Emelin, and may be in for a challenging first assignment playing alongside Jeff Petry.

Finally, in the crease, Claude Julien will again turn to the red-hot Carey Price, hoping his star keeper can help extend his team’s win streak to six games.