After their penultimate regular-season game on Friday night, Claude Julien announced that the Montreal Canadiens would be leaving several players behind when they travel to play the Detroit Red Wings tomorrow.
Claude Julien confirms that Price, Pacioretty, Markov, Radulov, Weber and Emelin won't make the trip to Detroit. #GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 8, 2017
One thing that allows for that rest is that Jordie Benn seems to be ready to go, and will get one tune-up game before the post-season begins.
Benn is making the trip.— Heather Engel (@engelheather) April 8, 2017
Charlie Lindgren gets another start in goal, looking to extend his career-opening winning streak to three games.
#Habs Julien says Montoya will be 100% ready for the playoffs. Will back up Lindgren Saturday in Detroit.— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) April 8, 2017
It will essentially be a pre-season lineup that takes on the Red Wings tomorrow. Pride is the only thing on the line, and it will be interesting to see how the playoff-bound Habs approach the game.