MONTREAL -- While the Tampa Bay Lightning are learning to adjust to life without Steven Stamkos, the Montreal Canadiens will be welcoming back a key forward when the two teams face each other at Bell Centre on Tuesday.
Daniel Briere will return to the lineup after missing 10 games recovering from a concussion, and he will be doing so at his natural position of center for the first time this season.
Briere will center a line with rookie Michael Bournival and Rene Bourque, taking the spot of David Desharnais, who will be a healthy scratch for the second time in a week.
"It's never easy to be out of the lineup," Briere said Tuesday. "You kind of feel like you are letting down your teammates, especially when things aren't going well. We had a bit of a bad streak where we lost four games in a row, and you feel a bit like it's your fault because you're out."