- The Canadiens held a rare practice at the Bell Centre on Wednesday morning as players took part in a team photo session prior to hitting the ice.
- All players were present and accounted for, including defenseman Tom Gilbert, who is hoping to return to the Canadiens’ lineup on Thursday night against the Washington Capitals.
- Head coach Michel Therrien featured the same lines at Wednesday’s practice that had been showcased a day earlier at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.
Lines and defensive pairings at practice:
Pacioretty – Plekanec – Gallagher
Galchenyuk – Desharnais – Parenteau
Weise – Eller – Prust
De La Rose – Mitchell– Smith-Pelly
Malhotra - Flynn
Markov – Subban
Emelin – Petry
Beaulieu – Gilbert
Gonchar – Pateryn