- After posting a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at the Air Canada Center, Michel Therrien’s troops practiced at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Sunday afternoon. They’ll travel to Quebec City to battle the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night at the Videotron Centre. It will mark the Canadiens’ fifth preseason game of the year.
Here’s a look at the Canadiens’ lineup for the tilt in Quebec City:
Forwards: Brian Flynn, Torrey Mitchell, Charles Hudon, Nikita Scherbak, Tomas Fleischmann, David Desharnais, Dale Weise, Lars Eller, Alex Galchenyuk, Alexander Semin, Jacob De La Rose, Tomas Plekanec, Brendan Gallagher
Defensemen: Andrei Markov, P.K. Subban, Alexei Emelin, Jeff Petry, Nathan Beaulieu, Mark Barberio, Tom Gilbert
Goaltenders: Carey Price, Mike Condon
- All players were present and accounted for at practice, expect for Dale Weise, David Desharnais and Tomas Fleischmann. All three were given the day off and took part in off-ice workouts.
- Prior to the start of practice, the Canadiens announced that nine players had been reassigned to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League, including Michael McCarron, Jeremy Grégoire, Darren Dietz, Joel Hanley, Daniel Carr, Bud Holloway, Christian Thomas, Gabriel Dumont and Morgan Ellis. For their part, Holloway, Thomas, Dumont and Ellis must clear NHL waivers.
- There are still 31 players at camp (18 forwards, 10 defensemen, 3 goaltenders), including four injured players: Max Pacioretty, Nikita Scherbak, Noah Juulsen and Michaël Bournival. Pacioretty, Scherbak and Juulsen practiced with the rest of the group on Sunday.
- In his post-practice press conference, Therrien indicated that Juulsen has been cleared for contact and will likely play a preseason game this week prior to returning to his Junior club in Everett.