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Cammalleri to return for Canadiens vs. Penguins

Thursday, 10.20.2011 / 12:26 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

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Cammalleri to return for Canadiens vs. Penguins
Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Cammalleri will return to the lineup for Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

According to the team's official Twitter feed, Cammalleri will be in uniform against the Penguins after missing the past three games due to a deep laceration to the thigh suffered in an Oct. 9 game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Cammalleri made the road trip with the team and his comments on the team's website Wednesday seemed to indicate he felt a return was near.

"There's no definite answer on when but I feel really good," Cammalleri said Wednesday. "It's just a matter of seeing what's under this equipment and we'll see if it holds up or not. We're going to have to look at it now and see how it held up through practice and we'll probably do the same thing tomorrow. I'd obviously love to play as soon as possible."

Cammalleri scored his first goal of the season against the Jets before he was injured. The Canadiens started their home schedule 0-2-1 in his absence, and return to the Bell Centre for three more games after facing the Penguins.
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