- The Canadiens held a full morning skate at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Tuesday. The entire team practiced ahead of traveling to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.
- For a second day in a row, the team spent the early part of practice working on the power play with coaches Clement Jodoin and Dan Lacroix. Head coach Michel Therrien continued to ice the same power play personnel as on Monday, opting for four forwards on a first wave comprised of P.-A. Parenteau, David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty, Brendan Gallagher, and defenseman P.K. Subban. The second wave of Alex Galchenyuk, Lars Eller, Tomas Plekanec and defensemen Sergei Gonchar and Andrei Markov also remained intact.
- Defenseman Mike Weaver spent the morning paired with Tom Gilbert on Tuesday, after sitting out the team’s previous twelve games. Initially sidelined with a concussion, Weaver has been a healthy scratch over the past seven outings.
- Out of the lineup since suffering a mild concussion on January 2 in New Jersey, P.-A. Parenteau participated in a third consecutive practice on Tuesday. Therrien hinted that the 31-year-old forward should be back on the ice against the Blue Jackets tomorrow, barring any complications during Wednesday’s morning skate.
- Therrien also confirmed that goaltender Carey Price will make his 35th start of the season in Columbus.
Forward lines and defensive pairings at practice:
Desharnais – Eller –Weise
Pacioretty – Plekanec – Gallagher
Prust – Galchenyuk – Parenteau
Bournival – Malhotra – Thomas/Sekac
Beaulieu – Gonchar
Markov – Subban
Gilbert – Weaver