BROSSARD – On Tuesday morning, the Canadiens held a practice at the Bell Sports Complex before flying to Chicago for a Wednesday game against the Blackhawks.
- P.K. Subban, Andrei Markov and Alexei Emelin, who missed yesterday’s practice, were all back on the ice.
- The team’s first two lines worked on powerplay drills under the supervision of head coach Michel Therrien and assistant coach Clement Jodoin at the start of the practice. Daniel Briere alternated with Alex Galchenyuk on a line centered by Plekanec, while Nathan Beaulieu took turns at the point alongside P.K. Subban.
- The only players absent were Travis Moen and Brandon Prust. Moen is recovering from a concussion and Prust is expected to return from an upper-body injury in time for the postseason.
- After practice, Coach Therrien announced that Emelin, Markov, Douglas Murray and Carey Price will not make the trip to Chicago with the team. Murray will be serving the last game of his three-game suspension, while the other three players are staying in Montreal to gain additional rest.