- The Canadiens skated at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Friday morning ahead of their Saturday night tilt against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Bell Centre.
- Max Pacioretty did not take part in the on-ice session on Friday morning. The power forward received permission to visit his newborn son, Lorenzo, in Connecticut. Pacioretty will rejoin the team today.
- For their part, Ryan White and Alex Galchenyuk also didn't skate on Friday morning as both remain sidelined due to injury.
Lines and D pairings at practice:
Briere – Plekanec – Gionta
Bourque – Eller – Bournival
Parros – Prust – Moen
Bournival – Desharnais – Gallagher
Emelin – Markov
Gorges – Subban
Murray - Bouillon