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Practice - April 6

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

- After dropping a 4-1 decision to the Florida Panthers, the Canadiens held an optional practice at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Wednesday morning before departing for Carolina where they’ll play the Hurricanes on Thursday night.

- Fourteen players elected to take part in Wednesday’s on-ice session, including goaltenders Carey Price, Mike Condon and newcomer Charlie Lindgren.

- Prior to the start of practice, the Canadiens confirmed that Price, P.K. Subban, Mark Barberio, Victor Bartley and Lucas Lessio would all be sidelined for the remainder of the season with injuries. With respect to Price, the Canadiens revealed that he’d sustained an MCL sprain to his right knee back on November 25. Head coach Michel Therrien confirmed that while Price was getting closer and closer to returning to the lineup, he simply wasn’t ready to be back between the pipes. Therrien is confident, however, that Price will be ready for training camp.

- The Canadiens’ bench boss confirmed that Lindgren would make his NHL debut on Thursday night in Carolina. Condon, meanwhile, is expected to start the team’s final game of the year on Saturday night at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

- Earlier in the day, the Canadiens announced that captain Max Pacioretty was voted by his teammates as the team’s nominee for the King Clancy Award, which is presented annually to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community. Since the King Clancy Memorial Trophy was introduced almost three decades ago, only one representative of the Montreal Canadiens was awarded the trophy, Saku Koivu in 2006-07.

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