Here's what the lineups could look like when the Montreal Canadiens
meet the Pittsburgh Penguins
tonight in Pittsburgh.
Canadiens coach Jacques Martin didn't reveal his lines after the morning skate and has been juggling them regularly. But with LW Mike Cammalleri
unexpectedly set to return despite having a cut on his leg, he seems certain to go onto the top line centered by Tomas Plekanec
. Cammalleri had been expected to miss a few more games.
Cammalleri, who sat out three games, had 3 goals and 1 assist in three games against Pittsburgh last season. In 2010, he had 7 goals as the Canadiens upset the then-defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Penguins will be without C Evgeni Malkin
(right knee) for a fourth consecutive game, and F Tyler Kennedy
(concussion) will miss his third in a row. D Brooks Orpik
(sports hernia) will play for the first time this season despite getting minimal practice time during training camp and missing all of the preseason and the Penguins' first eight games.
Penguins F James Neal
, who has 6 goals in eight games, did not take part in the morning skate, but coach Dan Bylsma
expects him to play. Bylsma said Neal was given the morning off.
- Tomas Plekanec
- Erik Cole
- Scott Gomez
- Brian Gionta
- David Desharnais
- Andrei Kostitsyn
- Andreas Engqvist
- Lars Eller
- P.K. Subban
- Raphael Diaz
- Yannick Weber
starts in goal.
- Jordan Staal
- Pascal Dupuis
- Joe Vitale
- Arron Asham
- Richard Park
- James Neal
- Mark Letestu
- Craig Adams
- Paul Martin
- Brooks Orpik
- Ben Lovejoy
returns in goal after backup Brent Johnson
made 24 saves in a 4-2 victory at Minnesota on Tuesday.