It’s been a long time. In fact, nine days since the Montreal Canadiens played a game. Many thought that the new management would take advantage of the break to start revamping the product on the ice, to no avail. So it’s with relatively the same line-up that the Habs will start their activities again, bringing no hope for a frustrated fan base.
We are entering Super Bowl week and the Canadiens will be busy, playing four games in six days, including two matinees. Here’s what the schedule looks like this week:
|Tuesday Feb.8||New Jersey Devils||7:00 PM ET|
|Thursday Feb.10||Washington Capitals||7:00 PM ET|
|Saturday Feb.12||Columbus Blue Jackets||12:30 PM ET|
|Sunday Feb.13||Buffalo Sabres||12:30 PM ET|
Only the Capitals have a winning record so technically, we could think that the Canadiens have a chance to get a few points… yes, technically.
Here were the lines at practice this morning:
Lehkonen – Suzuki – Toffoli
Byron – Evans – Anderson
Hoffman – Dauphin – Gallagher
Armia – Poehling – Caufield
(Pezzetta – Pitlick/Dvorak – Paquette)
Chiarot – Romanov
Kulak – Petry
Clague – Wideman
Dvorak isn’t quite ready to come back. Carey Price skated for 20 minutes yesterday and skated again this morning before practice.
|David Savard||D||Fri, Feb 4||Ankle||IR. Expected to be out until at least Mar 26|
|Mathieu Perreault||C||Fri, Jan 28||Lower Body||IR. Expected to be out until at least Feb 21|
|Jonathan Drouin||LW||Fri, Jan 28||Wrist||IR. Expected to be out until at least Feb 8|
|Joel Edmundson||D||Wed, Jan 26||Back||IR. Expected to be out until at least Feb 8|
|Carey Price||G||Sat, Jan 22||Knee||IR. Expected to be out until at least Feb 8|
|Jake Allen||G||Fri, Jan 21||Lower Body||IR. Expected to be out until at least Mar 17|
|Shea Weber||D||Thu, Oct 14||Ankle||IR. Expected to be out until at least Sep 1|