- Tomas Kaberle was absent from the Habs’ Friday morning skate due to an upper body injury. The Canadiens’ defenseman is expected to rejoin the team tomorrow in Montreal.
- Carey Price will step between the pipes for the Canadiens on Friday night for his 61st game of the 2011-12 season. The 24-year-old goaltender has a career record of 11-5-1 against the Senators.
- Erik Cole, Andrei Markov and Josh Gorges were all at practice Friday morning and Cole and Gorges are both expected to be in the lineup to face the Sens.
- Randy Cunneyworth confirmed that Andrei Markov will not play in Friday night’s game due to an upper-body injury. Alexei Emelin will rejoin the Canadiens’ lineup after missing the Habs’ last game against Buffalo with an upper-body injury of his own.
- Mike Blunden
has been officially cleared for action and will available to return to the Habs' lineup Friday night after missing 20 games with a lower body injury.