At the Rink: Blue Jackets at Canadiens

Tuesday, 01.26.2016 / 12:36 PM | Sean Farrell  - Correspondent

MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens forward Daniel Carr won't play against Columbus Blue Jackets at Bell Centre on Tuesday (7:30 p.m.; FS-O, RDS, SNE).

Carr sustained a lower-body injury after he was hit by Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin during the first period of Montreal's 5-2 loss in Columbus on Monday.

He left after the first period and Canadiens (24-21-4) coach Michel Therrien said after the game Carr would not be available Tuesday.

Neither team held a morning skate Tuesday.

Montreal, which won 3-2 in a shootout at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, has not won consecutive games since a four-game winning streak from Nov. 22-27, and has not won in regulation in seven games (1-5-1) since a 2-1 win against the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 6.

"We've got to play better [Tuesday]," captain Max Pacioretty said Monday. "We really need to play for 60 minutes and get the [win] before we go into the [All-Star] break. Everyone's frustrated with the way tonight's game went."

Montreal goalie Ben Scrivens will get his first start at home after Mike Condon made his third consecutive start Monday. Scrivens was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers on Dec. 28.

Blue Jackets (18-27-5) associate coach Craig Hartsburg will be in charge for a third straight game. Hartsburg is 1-0-1 while assuming coaching duties after coach John Tortorella was injured during an outdoor practice Friday.

Tortorella sustained two broken ribs after forward Rene Bourque hit a rut and collided with him during a drill.

Here are the projected lineups:


Boone Jenner - Brandon Dubinsky - Cam Atkinson

Scott Hartnell - Alexander Wennberg - Brandon Saad

Kerby Rychel - William Karlsson - Nick Foligno

Matt Calvert - Gregory Campbell - Rene Bourque

Ryan Murray - Seth Jones

Jack Johnson - Justin Falk

Fedor Tyutin - Dalton Prout

Anton Forsberg

Joonas Korpisalo

Injured: Sergei Bobrovsky (groin), Curtis McElhinney (ankle), David Clarkson (upper body), David Savard (oblique)

Scratched: Jared Boll, Cody Goloubef


Max Pacioretty - Tomas Plekanec - Brendan Gallagher

Alex Galchenyuk - David Desharnais - Dale Weise

Tomas Fleischmann - Lars Eller - Jacob De La Rose

Brian Flynn - Torrey Mitchell - Devante Smith-Pelly

P.K. Subban - Andrei Markov

Alexei Emelin - Jeff Petry

Nathan Beaulieu - Mark Barberio

Ben Scrivens

Mike Condon

Injured: Daniel Carr (lower body), Carey Price (lower body), Paul Byron (lower body)

Scratched: Greg Pateryn, Tom Gilbert

Status report: Subban had a goal and an assist Monday after missing the morning skate because of illness. He extended his consecutive games played streak to 255.

Who's hot: Atkinson had his third NHL hat trick Monday. Dubinsky and Jenner assisted on each of Atkinson's three goals. ... Saad scored two goals, including his fourth game-winning goal of the season. ... Subban has three goals and eight assists in his past 12 games.

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