- The Canadiens skated in Brossard on Monday morning in preparation for a pre-season match against the New Jersey at the Bell Centre.
- Nathan Beaulieu, who has recovered from a shoulder injury suffered on the first day of training camp, practiced with his teammates and wore a regular, full-contact jersey.
- Francis Bouillon and Travis Moen practiced with the team, and will take part in the match as well. Bouillon skated on a duo with Jarred Tinordi, while Moen practiced on a line with Ryan White and Michael Bournival.
- Greg Pateryn, Douglas Murray and Davis Drewiske did not practice and are out with lower-body injuries.
- Training on the other rink were Martin St-Pierre, Christian Thomas, Nick Tarnasky, Gabriel Dumont, Mike Blunden and Magnus Nygren.
- With Dustin Tokarski returned to Hamilton, Carey Price and Peter Budaj are the only netminders remaining with the team.
Lines at practice:
Pacioretty – Desharnais – Briere
Bourque – Plekanec – Prust
Galchenyuk – Eller - Gallagher
Bournival - Moen – White
Parros – Holland – Gionta (will not play)
Gorges – Subban
Markov - Diaz
Bouillon – Tinordi
Dietz - Beaulieu (will not play)