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Montreal Canadiens lines at practice, January 22: Corey Perry skates with third line

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The first line changes since training camp as injuries hit the team.

NHL: JAN 12 Canadiens Training Camp Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens and Claude Julien have had to make changes to their lines for the first time since training camp started.

Joel Armia and Paul Byron left Thursday’s game with injuries. Armia is suffering from a concussion while Byron will be evaluated day-to-day. Both players did not practice on Friday.

Corey Perry, who is on the team’s taxi squad skated with Tyler Toffoli and Jesperi Kotkaniemi on the team’s third line. If Byron is unable to play on Saturday, he will be replaced by Michael Frolik.

It is also possible that Victor Mete gets dressed for Saturday’s game and that the team will go with 11 forwards and seven defencemen. Mete is already on the team’s active roster but has been a healthy scratch for all five games so far.

Carey Price should be expected to start in goal for the Canadiens. Saturday’s game will be the final game on the team’s road trip. They will then be off until January 28 when they will face the Calgary Flames in their home opener at the Bell Centre.