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FLAMES (19-21-3) at CANADIENS (18-13-9)

6 p.m. ET; ESPN+, TSN2, RDS, SNW, NHL.TV

Flames projected lineup

Johnny Gaudreau -- Elias Lindholm -- Matthew Tkachuk

Andrew Mangiapane -- Sean Monahan -- Dillon Dube

Milan Lucic -- Mikael Backlund -- Joakim Nordstrom

Josh Leivo -- Derek Ryan -- Brett Ritchie

Mark Giordano -- Christopher Tanev

Noah Hanifin -- Rasmus Andersson

Juuso Valimaki -- Michael Stone

Jacob Markstrom

Louis Domingue

Scratched: Nikita Nesterov, Artyom Zagidulin

Injured: None

Canadiens projected lineup

Tomas Tatar -- Phillip Danault -- Paul Byron

Tyler Toffoli -- Nick Suzuki -- Joel Armia

Jonathan Drouin -- Jesperi Kotkaniemi -- Josh Anderson

Artturi Lehkonen -- Eric Staal -- Corey Perry

Ben Chiarot -- Shea Weber

Joel Edmundson -- Jeff Petry

Alexander Romanov -- Brett Kulak

Jake Allen

Cayden Primeau

Scratched: None

Injured: Brendan Gallagher (broken thumb), Carey Price (lower body)

COVID-19 protocol: Jon Merrill, Erik Gustafsson

Status report

The Flames did not hold a morning skate Friday. ... Chiarot will return after missing 15 games with a broken hand. ... Price will miss his sixth straight game but the goalie could return against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. ... Primeau was recalled from Laval of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis and will back up Allen. ... Merrill and Gustafsson, each a defenseman, will join the Canadiens prior to two games at the Edmonton Oilers on Monday and Wednesday.

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