BROSSARD – The Canadiens returned to the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard for practice Friday morning before departing for Boston where they will face the Bruins Saturday night.
All players were accounted for on the ice, including newcomer Paul Byron, claimed off waivers from the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.
After practice, Michel Therrien confirmed that Paul Byron would make his Canadiens debut during the team’s next road trip, stating that he has not decided when number 41 will play his first game.
The coach also announced that rookie Mike Condon will make his first career start in the NHL against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.
Lines and D pairings at Tuesday's practice:
Max Pacioretty – Tomas Plekanec – Brendan Gallagher
Lars Eller – Alex Galchenyuk – Alexander Semin
Tomas Fleischmann – David Desharnais – Dale Weise
Brian Flynn – Torrey Mitchell – Devante Smith-Pelly
Andrei Markov – P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin – Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu – Tom Gilbert
Jarred Tinordi – Greg Pateryn