Habs will face the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at the Bell Center, game is scheduled to start at 7:30pm.
Max Pacioretty is in Martin’s doghouse? It would seem so, coach Martin removed Patches from the power play for tonight’s game, is he sending him a message about his suspension? Unless Martin has a change of heart during or before the game, Pacioretty will not be on the Habs struggling PP.
Louis Leblanc will make his hometown regular season debut and will be on the fourth line with Darche and Nokelainen.
Martin has chosen to keep Yannick Weber in on defense, this leaves Frédéric St-Denis as a healthy scratch.
Defenceman Chris Campoli was given the go ahead for full contact practices, still no date set for his return. Campoli has been out since the opening game of the regular season.
Ryan White is still skating and expected back in the upcoming weeks.
Jaroslav spacek was in practice with a no contact jersey, no timeline has been given for his return.
Michael Cammalleri – David Desharnais – Erik Cole
Max Pacioretty – Tomas Plekanec – Brian Gionta
Andrei Kostitsyn – Lars Eller – Travis Moen
Louis Leblanc – Petteri Nokelainen – Mathieu Darche
Defensive (No clear pairings at practice):
P.K. Subban – Josh Gorges
Yannick Weber – Hal Gill
Alexei Emelin – Raphael Diaz
In practice but not in the line-up:
Chris Campoli (Full contact)
Jaroslav Spacek (Alternated wearing a no contact jersey)
For the full match-up between for tonight’s game click here
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