NEWARK, N.J. --
Montreal defenseman Chris Campoli
said Friday he has been cleared to play and was hoping to be in the lineup Saturday afternoon against the Devils. Canadiens coach Jacques Martin had other ideas, because Campoli is scratched.
, who the Habs acquired Friday, will be in the lineup and paired with rookie Alexei Emelin
. Josh Gorges
and P.K. Subban
are starting together, leaving Raphael Diaz
and Hal Gill
as the Canadiens’ remaining pair.
That leaves no room for Campoli, who hasn't played since injuring his hamstring in the first game of the season.
is starting in net for the Canadiens.
Here's the lineup for Montreal:
- Tomas Plekanec
- Louis Leblanc
- David Desharnais
- Erik Cole
- Lars Eller
- Andrei Kostitsyn
- Petteri Nokelainen
- Yannick Weber
- P.K. Subban
- Hal Gill
- Alexei Emelin
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