BROSSARD - The Canadiens held an practice at the Bell Sports Complex on Wednesday morning.
After Tuesday night’s game versus St. Louis, the team announced that forwards Louis Leblanc and Martin St-Pierre will be reassigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Alexei Emelin and Travis Moen both practiced with full contact jerseys.
The coaching staff shuffled the forward lines at practice. Pacioretty slotted in with Plekanec and Gionta, Eller was back with Galchenyuk and Gallagher, Desharnais centered Bournival and Bourque, while Moen was reunited with White and Parros.
Carey Price will make his fourteenth start in Ottawa on Thursday.
Daniel Briere will make the trip and practice with his teammates for the first time since suffering a concussion against Nashville.
The recovery of Emelin and Brandon Prust are on-schedule, but there are no fixed date for their return as of yet.