BROSSARD – On Wednesday morning, several Canadiens players took part in an optional practice before flying to New York in preparation for Game 6 on Thursday.
- Carey Price once again skated before practice in company of goaltender coach Stephane Waite. He is still out with a lower-body injury but on pace in his recovery.
- Alexei Emelin, who missed Game 5 due to injury, will make the trip to New York with his teammates, though his status is unclear.
- Brandon Prust has served both games of his suspension and will be back in the lineup on Thursday night, indicated coach Michel Therrien after practice. No words on whose spot in the lineup Prust will take.