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Practice - March 18

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

- After a day off on Thursday, the Canadiens returned to practice at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Friday morning before taking the train to Ottawa for their tilt against the Senators on Saturday night.

- Prior to the start of practice, the Canadiens confirmed that defenseman Mark Barberio would be sidelined indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms. He suffered the injury during Wednesday night’s contest in Buffalo, and was forced to leave the game after logging just 8:01 of ice time.

- Meanwhile, defenseman P.K. Subban was back on the ice on Friday morning, working out with strength and conditioning coach Pierre Allard. Subban continues to recover from a non-serious neck injury sustained on March 10. While the Canadiens’ No. 76 looked sharp during the on-ice session, head coach Michel Therrien confirmed that he would not be available to play over the weekend.

- In his post-practice press conference, Therrien also confirmed that Ben Scrivens would get the start in goal on Saturday night against Ottawa, while Mike Condon would be between the pipes on Sunday night when the Calgary Flames visit the Bell Centre.

- For his part, David Desharnais continued his rehab work, too. He skated with athletic therapist Vincent Roof-Racine on Brossard’s primary ice rink around 12 p.m.

- Earlier in the day, Carey Price also hit the ice with goaltending coach Stephane Waite and special guest – seven-year-old, Nathan Chouinard. The young netminder was a guest of both Price and Waite, who were touched by his story featured on the news in Sherbrooke, QC. Chouinard continues to pursue his hockey dreams while battling ectrodactyly.

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