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Brett Kulak appears ready to return to Montreal Canadiens lineup

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The defenceman missed the last game, and would replace Jon Merrill.

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Brett Kulak appears to be back in the Montreal Canadiens lineup, as he took a regular spot at morning skate on Saturday.

Jon Merrill was not at morning skate. He finished Game 5, but had been shaken up early in the game. Kulak took his spot in practice next to Erik Gustafsson, meaning Alexander Romanov once again appears to be the odd man out.

Merrill’s last shift came with over six minutes remaining in the third period and he played only 9:18.

At forward, the lines appeared to be the same at morning skate as they were in Game 5. The only change is that Jake Evans skated with his teammates for the first time since suffering an undisclosed injury in Game 1.

Game 6 will be at the Bell Centre in front of 2,500 fans. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. and the Canadiens will look to keep their season alive one more game.