- After a day off on Saturday, Michel Therrien’s troops skated at the Bell Centre on Sunday morning in conjunction with the Provigo Canadiens Fan Practice. Thousands upon thousands of fans turned out to see their favourite players hit the ice in preparation for Monday night’s tilt against the Nashville Predators.
- Defenseman Tom Gilbert, who suffered a lower-body injury during Friday night’s contest against the Philadelphia Flyers, did not take part in Sunday’s on-ice session.
- Jeff Petry, meanwhile, continues his recovery efforts from a lower-body injury. He skated alongside his teammates once again on Sunday. Petry has missed the last five games. Last Friday, Therrien indicated that the Canadiens’ No. 26 wasn’t ready to return to active duty just yet.
Forward lines at practice:
Galchenyuk - Plekanec - Gallagher
Pacioretty - Eller - Weise
Fleischmann - De La Rose - Byron
Andrighetto - Mitchell - Smith-Pelly