NEWARK, N.J. -- Montreal defenseman Chris Campoli said Friday he has been cleared to play and was hoping to be in the lineup Saturday afternoon against the Devils. Canadiens coach Jacques Martin had other ideas, because Campoli is scratched.
Tomas Kaberle, who the Habs acquired Friday, will be in the lineup and paired with rookie Alexei Emelin. Josh Gorges and P.K. Subban are starting together, leaving Raphael Diaz and Hal Gill as the Canadiens’ remaining pair.
That leaves no room for Campoli, who hasn't played since injuring his hamstring in the first game of the season.
Carey Price is starting in net for the Canadiens.
Here's the lineup for Montreal:
Michael Cammalleri - Tomas Plekanec - Louis Leblanc
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Erik Cole
Travis Moen - Lars Eller - Andrei Kostitsyn
Mathieu Darche - Petteri Nokelainen - Yannick Weber
Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban
Raphael Diaz - Hal Gill
Tomas Kaberle - Alexei Emelin
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