- After a day off on Wednesday, the Canadiens skated at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Thursday afternoon. They are scheduled to practice again on Friday in preparation for a Saturday night tilt against the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre.
- All players were present at practice on Thursday.
- Forward Connor Crisp has been medically cleared to play and officially assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs. Crisp underwent shoulder surgery in the offseason.
Lines and D pairings at practice: