Brandon Davidson returned to the ice after missing practice on Monday, while Alexei Emelin was still absent, nursing a lower-body injury that will keep him out of at least game one on Wednesday.
Though Davidson skated, he was still used as the extra defenceman as no changes were made to the top three pairs.
Habs first rotation D pairs: Markov-Weber— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) April 11, 2017
At forward, the Canadiens rolled the same lines they had on Monday, but with gamesmanship being a thing in the playoffs, this doesn’t mean the lines will be the same at morning skate tomorrow, or even for the first game.
#Habs: les mêmes trios ce matin— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) April 11, 2017
These lines would mean that Torrey Mitchell, Brian Flynn, and Michael McCarron would be healthy scratches tomorrow.
Alex Galchenyuk remained on the fourth line he played on in the regular season finale and practice yesterday, alongside Steve Ott and Andreas Martinsen.
Update: Some concerning news from Practice. Max Pacioretty was hurt as he took a high stick to the face, and had to leave the ice.
Max Pacioretty quitte l'entraînement. Il a reçu un bâton au visage. pic.twitter.com/tWa8ooBJvF— Entre 2 matCHs (@Entre2Matchs) April 11, 2017
As for the Rangers, they ran these lines during practice:
Trios #Rangers:— Chantal Machabee (@ChantalMachabee) April 11, 2017
Correction defenseurs #Rangers:— Chantal Machabee (@ChantalMachabee) April 11, 2017
Update #2: According to Renaud Lavoie, the injury to Pacioretty doesn’t appear to be serious.
Michael McCarron se sent mal présentement mais tout indique que la blessure à Max Pacioretty n'est pas trop sérieuse. #seriesLNH— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) April 11, 2017
Claude Julien is “optimistic” that Pacioretty will be ready for game one.