TAMPA -- Montreal Canadiens center David Desharnais said he'll be back in the lineup Wednesday for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena (7 p.m. ET; CBC, USA, TVA Sports).
Canadiens coach Michel Therrien did not want to confirm Desharnais would play, but said as long as the center feels well from the gastrointestinal virus that forced him to miss Game 2, he will be in the lineup.
"I'm feeling fine now and ready to help my teammates have a big win tonight," Desharnais said.
The Canadiens trail the best-of-7 series 2-0.