- The Canadiens practiced at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Tuesday morning before departing for Pittsburgh where they’ll battle the Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center on Wednesday night.
- This trek to Pittsburgh is particularly special because it marks the Father & Son road trip where players were allowed to bring along their father, brother or uncle along to experience life on the road first-hand. It’s the second time the Canadiens have scheduled this trip. Last season, the moms went along. The trip actually began on Tuesday morning as guests took in the practice on the South Shore.
- As has been the case for several weeks now, Michael Bournival skated prior to the Canadiens’ on-ice session accompanied by athletic therapist Vincent Roof-Racine. Bournival is still recovering from concussion-like symptoms.
- Following practice, head coach Michel Therrien updated the media on the health status of Carey Price. He indicated that Price had not been responding particularly well to treatment. That’s why the All-World netminder requested a second opinion on his injury and flew to New York on Monday to have another evaluation. The good news is that the diagnosis Price received in the Big Apple was the same one he was given in Montreal. Still, he will begin a new course of treatment that the Canadiens hope will get him back in the lineup soon. Nevertheless, Price will not play this week. He did, however, make the trip to Pittsburgh. You’ll recall that Price suffered a lower-body injury during a game in Edmonton on October 29.
Lines and D pairings at practice:
Pacioretty – Plekanec – Gallagher
Weise – Desharnais – Fleischmann
Eller – Galchenyuk – Smith-Pelly
Flynn – Mitchell – Byron
Petry – Emelin
Beaulieu – Gilbert
Subban – Markov
Tinordi – Pateryn