BROSSARD – The Habs held an optional morning skate at the Bell Sports Complex today.
- Absent were Brian Gionta, Francis Bouillon, David Desharnais and Rene Bourque. All are expected to play tonight against the Nashville Predators.
- Players started the practice by taking a few shootout attempts on backup Peter Budaj. Lars Eller and Andrei Markov impressed the fans in attendance with their especially deft touch on the breakaway.