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Prust to miss Canadiens' game against Flyers

by Arpon Basu /

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens will be missing Brandon Prust when they face the Philadelphia Flyers at Bell Centre on Monday night.

The rugged forward appeared to hurt his left arm or shoulder when he was driven into the glass in a 5-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, but coach Michel Therrien says he should be back in the lineup in time for Wednesday night's game in Pittsburgh against the Penguins.

He said keeping Prust out was a precautionary measure.

The Canadiens had some good news on the injury front Monday as defenseman Raphael Diaz skated with his teammates for the first time since his concussion that has cost him the last 22 games of action. Diaz will not make the trip to Pittsburgh, but Therrien said he is making progress.

Therrien will go back with Carey Price in goal after he allowed three goals on four shots Saturday night.

His counterpart Peter Laviolette will play Ilya Bryzgalov after Steve Mason made 21 saves in a 1-0 loss on Saturday to the Buffalo Sabres.

Here are the projected lineups for the Flyers and Canadiens:


Jakub VoracekClaude GirouxSimon Gagne

Scott HartnellDanny BriereBrayden Schenn

Wayne SimmondsSean CouturierMatt Read

Ruslan FedotenkoAdam HallJay Rosehill

Bruno GervaisKimmo Timonen

Kent HuskinsErik Gustafsson

Luke SchennOliver Lauridsen

Ilya Bryzgalov

Steve Mason

Injured: Maxime Talbot (leg), Jody Shelley (hip), Zac Rinaldo (ankle), Nicklas Grossmann (concussion), Braydon Coburn (shoulder), Andrej Meszaros (shoulder).

Scratched: Kurtis Foster


Rene BourqueTomas PlekanecBrian Gionta

Max PaciorettyDavid DesharnaisBrendan Gallagher

Alex GalchenyukLars EllerMichael Ryder

Travis MoenJeff HalpernRyan White

Josh GorgesP.K. Subban

Andrei MarkovFrancis Bouillon

Nathan BeaulieuDavis Drewiske

Carey Price

Peter Budaj

Injuries: Colby Armstrong (knee), Raphael Diaz (concussion), Alexei Emelin (knee).

Scratched: Mike Blunden, Tomas Kaberle, Brandon Prust, Yannick Weber.

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