The Canadiens held a morning practice at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Thursday. The day marked the comebacks of several Habs who had been sidelined by injury.
Max Pacioretty and George Parros both practiced with their teammates in white full-contact jerseys. Pacioretty had been out due to a lower-body injury, while Parros’ recovery is on schedule after suffering a concussion during the season-opening game against Toronto.
George Parros will be in the lineup against Minnesota on Friday, while Pacioretty is also close to making a return, as per head coach Michel Therrien.
Alexei Emelin participated in a full practice session for the first time wearing a blue non-contact jersey.
After the practice, the Canadiens announced that they have agreed on a four-year deal with Emelin.
Carey Price will start against the Wild.
Lines at practice:
Galchenyuk – Eller - Gallagher
Bournival – Plekanec – Gionta
Bourque – Desharnais – Leblanc
Blunden – White - Pacioretty
Markov – Subban
Gorges - Diaz
Murray – Bouillon
Emelin - Pateryn