- After a day off on Monday, the Canadiens returned to practice on Tuesday morning at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. The team will travel on Chicago on Wednesday afternoon for a preseason tilt against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center at 8:30 p.m. EST. Michel Therrien’s troops will return to Montreal immediately after the game.
- All 34 players remaining at training camp (20 forwards, 11 defensemen and 3 goaltenders) hit the ice on Tuesday morning on the South Shore, practicing as a group on the same ice surface.
- Head coach Michel Therrien confirmed that he will field a relatively young lineup against the Blackhawks on Wednesday night, and that Carey Price would get the start in goal.
Lines and D pairings at practice:
Galchenyuk – Plekanec – Gallagher
Prust – Malhotra – Weise
Parenteau – Desharnais – Pacioretty
Sekac – Eller – Bourque
Moen – Bournival – Bowman – Thomas
Andrighetto – Dumont – De La Rose – Dowell
Markov – Gilbert
Weaver – Beaulieu
Emelin – Subban
Tinordi – Bouillon
Drewiske – Pateryn – Dietz