- After dropping a 5-2 decision to the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre on Thursday night, the Canadiens practiced at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Friday morning. Michel Therrien’s troops will be back in action on Saturday night when they battle the Senators in Ottawa to wrap up their preseason schedule.
- Forward Alexander Semin was the only player who didn’t skate on Friday. He was given a therapy day. The 27 other players remaining at camp, however, were all present and accounted for.
- Noah Juulsen, the Canadiens’ first-round pick at the NHL Draft this past summer in South Florida, was sent down to his Junior squad – the WHL’s Everett Silvertips – following Thursday night’s game against Ottawa. Juulsen registered two shots on goal and added three hits while logging 13:35 of ice time.
- Dustin Tokarski will get the start in goal against the Senators on Saturday night.
Forward lines and D pairings at practice:
Max Pacioretty – Tomas Plekanec – Brendan Gallagher
Lars Eller – Alex Galchenyuk – Zack Kassian
Tomas Fleischmann – David Desharnais – Dale Weise
Brian Flynn – Torrey Mitchell – Devante Smith-Pelly
Jacob De la Rose – Charles Hudon – Sven Andrighetto
Andrei Markov – P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin – Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu – Tom Gilbert
Jarred Tinordi – Greg Pateryn