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Montreal Canadiens lines at morning skate: Eric Staal will debut with Jonathan Drouin and Tyler Toffoli

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The veteran centre will play with two of the team’s best scorers.

Buffalo Sabres v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

Eric Staal will make his Montreal Canadiens debut next to Jonathan Drouin and Tyler Toffoli, as that’s how he made his debut with the full team at Monday’s morning skate.

The team plays the Edmonton Oilers Monday night at the Bell Centre. As expected, Jake Evans will be the first forward to sit out due to the addition of the veteran.

Staal, who was acquired from the Buffalo Sabres on March 27, skated for the first time on Sunday as the rest of the team had the day off.

He also joined the team’s power play practice, replacing Josh Anderson.

Brendan Gallagher, who was in pain on Saturday, was on the ice for morning skate and appears to be good to go.

Otto Leskinen, just recalled to the team’s taxi squad also had his first practice with the NHL team.

Carey Price will start, despite leaving practice early after taking a shot off of his hand.