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Practice - December 15

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

- The Canadiens held a full practice at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Monday.

FROM THE ROOM

- Lars Eller was back on the ice with his teammates for the first time since suffering an upper-body injury against the Blackhawks on December 5 in Chicago. Despite the good news, head coach Michel Therrien nevertheless stressed that Eller is still several days away from a full recovery as the 25-year-old forward practiced without contact.

- Mike Weaver was also back on the ice practicing without contact for the first time since suffering a concussion against the Dallas Stars on December 6. The Brampton, ON native was paired with fellow veteran defenseman Bryan Allen.

- Therrien confirmed that Carey Price will be in goal against the Hurricanes on Tuesday. In 17 career starts opposite Carolina, Price has registered a 10-5-2 record with a 2.35 GAA and 0.928 save percentage.

- Following practice, the Habs split up into two groups to visit children at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the CHU Sainte-Justine as part of the team's annual hospital visits.
 

Forward lines and defensive pairings at practice
 

Sekac – Plekanec – Andrighetto

Parenteau – Desharnais – Bournival

Weise – Malhotra – Prust

Gallagher – Galchenyuk – Pacioretty

Eller

Beaulieu - Gilbert

Emelin – Gonchar

Markov – Subban

Allen - Weaver

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