Even though Al Montoya was on the ice this morning, Charlie Lindgren is likely to be the starter against the Panthers.
Charlie Lindgren looks like the starter tonight vs the Panthers #tvasports— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) April 3, 2017
Shea Weber will not play, sitting out with a lower-body injury.
Habs announce Shea Weber has a lower-body injury and won't play tonight.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) April 3, 2017
The forward lineup only saw one change, with Steve Ott replacing Michael McCarron on the fourth line.
#Habs: les trios pour ce soir en Floride— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) April 3, 2017
As for the defensive side of the coin, with Weber’s absence there was a shuffle among the pairings.
Jeff Petry was placed on the first pair, whereas Nathan Beaulieu and Alexei Emelin were promoted to the second pair. Brandon Davidson and Nikita Nesterov compose the third pairing.
#Habs: à la ligne bleue— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) April 3, 2017
Update: Shea Weber’s injury will keep him out of action for the next two games, as he has returned to Montreal to meet the team’s doctors.