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POSTED ON Friday, 04.10.2013 / 11:02 AM

- After taking part in a practice in Lac-Mégantic on Thursday afternoon, the Canadiens skated at the Bell Sports Complex on Friday morning in preparation for their Saturday night matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers in Montreal.

- After missing Thursday’s practice session, Brandon Prust and Max Pacioretty were back on the ice alongside their teammates on Friday morning.

- Michael Bournival and Ryan White took turns at center on the fourth line between Prust and Travis Moen. Head coach Michel Therrien indicated that he will determine whether Bournival or White gets the call against the Flyers on Saturday morning.

- Therrien also indicated that he met with George Parros for the first time since the forward was injured on Tuesday night. The Habs bench boss indicated that Parros is doing well, but is still suffering from headaches.

Lines and pairings at practice:
Pacioretty-Desharnais-Briere
Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta
Galchenyuk-Eller-Gallagher
Prust-White-Bournival-Moen

Diaz-Markov
Gorges-Subban
Tinordi-Bouillon

- Following practice, the Canadiens debuted the first episode of Season 2 of 24CH for journalists inside the dressing room in Brossard. The first episode will air on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. on Canal D, and at 10:30 p.m. on RDS following the Canadiens-Flyers game.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.10.2013 / 2:29 PM

- The Canadiens took a field trip to Lac Megantic on Thursday afternoon for a special practice at the local rink.

- Brandon Prust did not make the trip to Lac Megantic due to family reasons. Max Pacioretty took a therapy day on Thursday and was also not on the ice for practice.

Lines and D pairings at practice:

White-Bournival-Moen
Gionta-Plekanec-Bourque
Brière-Desharnais-White
Galchenyuk-Eller-Gallagher

Subban-Gorges
Diaz-Markov
Bouillon-Tinordi













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POSTED ON Tuesday, 01.10.2013 / 10:36 AM

- The Canadiens skated in Brossard on Tuesday morning ahead of the much-anticipated season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

- Absent were Douglas Murray, Davis Drewiske and Alexei Emelin.

- Due to Murray’s injury, Nathan Beaulieu was called up from Hamilton and joined his teammates for practice.

- The team’s forwards worked on some battle drills in front of the net, in preparation for the game tonight.

- Ryan White, Michael Bournival and Nathan Beaulieu stayed on the ice after practice. They will likely be the healthy scratches on Tuesday night.

Lines at practice:

Pacioretty – Desharnais – Briere
Bourque – Plekanec – Gionta
Galchenyuk – Eller - Gallagher
Moen – Prust - Parros
Bournival – White

Gorges – Subban
Bouillon – Tinordi
Markov - Diaz
Beaulieu

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 01.10.2013 / 10:21 AM

- To highlight the Canadiens’ season-opener, Bell is presenting the Opening Night event taking place outside the Bell Centre beginning at 4 p.m. The event will feature appearances by former Habs and stars, a blue carpet entrance and much more.

- An event will also be staged at the Place des Festivals to highlight the start of the regular season. The 2013 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off will feature the music of Kings of Leon, Loco Locass and The Beaches. The festivities will get underway at 3 p.m. and finish at 7 p.m. with the presentation of the tilt between the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs.

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POSTED ON Monday, 30.09.2013 / 11:47 AM

- The Canadiens skated in Brossard on Monday morning, the last full day of practice before the season opening match against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

- Absent were Douglas Murray, Davis Drewiske and Alexei Emelin. Drewiske and Emelin are rehabbing their respective injuries, while Murray has suffered an upper-body injury during practice on Sunday and will be out for four to six week.

- The players spent a great deal of time perfecting the powerplay, with five-on-four and five-on-three puck movement drills occurring at both ends of the rink.

Lines at practice:

Pacioretty – Desharnais – Briere
Bourque – Plekanec – Gionta
Galchenyuk – Eller - Gallagher
Moen – Prust - Parros
Bournival – White

Markov - Diaz
Gorges – Subban
Bouillon – Tinordi

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POSTED ON Sunday, 29.09.2013 / 11:09 AM

- The Canadiens held a practice at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard once again on Sunday morning. All of the players were present, expect for Alexei Emelin and Davis Drewiske.

- The majority of the on-ice session was spent practicing special teams, with the Habs spending time working on both the power play and the penalty kill.

Lines and pairings at practice:

Pacioretty – Desharnais – Briere
Bourque – Plekanec – Gionta
Galchenyuk – Eller - Gallagher
Moen – Prust - Parros
White - Bournival

Markov - Diaz
Bouillon – Tinordi
Gorges – Subban
Murray

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POSTED ON Saturday, 28.09.2013 / 11:20 AM

- The Canadiens skated in Brossard on Saturday morning. Every player except Davis Drewiske and Alexei Emelin were present.

- The players worked on five-on-five zone drills which emphasized passing and puck control, and an intensely physical 2 vs. 2 goalmouth scramble drill.

- At the end of practice, everyone on the ice piled onto Andrei Markov in celebration when the Russian hit a slapshot, on command, 180 feet down the ice and off the opposing crossbar.

- In other news, Ryan White had shed off his trademark blonde locks and appeared at the morning practice with a shaved head.

Lines at practice:

Pacioretty – Desharnais – Briere
Bourque – Plekanec – Gionta
Galchenyuk – Eller - Gallagher
Moen – Prust - Parros
Bournival – White

Gorges – Subban
Bouillon – Tinordi
Markov - Diaz
Murray

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POSTED ON Thursday, 26.09.2013 / 11:41 AM
Habs lineup - Sept. 26 vs. Ottawa Senators

30 - Peter Budaj
31 - Carey Price

40 - Nathan Beaulieu
26 - Josh Gorges
55 - Francis Bouillon
61 - Raphael Diaz
76 - P.K. Subban
79 - Andrei Markov

21 - Brian Gionta
11 - Brendan Gallagher
14 - Tomas Plekanec
17 - Rene Bourque
27 - Alex Galchenyuk
32 - Travis Moen
48 - Daniel Brière
51 - David Desharnais
53 - Ryan White
67 - Max Pacioretty
81 - Lars Eller
49 - Michaël Bournival
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POSTED ON Thursday, 26.09.2013 / 10:50 AM

- The Canadiens skated in Brossard on Thursday morning ahead of the evening’s match against the Ottawa Senators, the final game in the pre-season schedule. Players who took part in Wednesday night’s match were given the day off.

- Douglas Murray was back at practice, wearing a red full-contact jersey. He had been absent for the past week with a lower-body injury.

- Only 13 skaters and both goalies took part in the practice: Forwards Tomas Plekanec, Brian Gionta, Daniel Brière, George Parros, Rene Bourque, Max Pacioretty, Gabriel Dumont and David Desharnais. On defense were Josh Gorges, Andrei Markov, Douglas Murray, P.K. Subban and Francis Bouillon

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 25.09.2013 / 11:09 AM

- The Canadiens skated in Brossard on Wednesday morning right before taking the team bus to Ottawa.

- Prospect Magnus Nygren ringed a snap shot off the facemask of Peter Budaj early in the practice. Nygren quickly apologized to the veteran netminder and there was no harm done.

- Martin St-Pierre, Darren Dietz, Christian Thomas, Patrick Holland, Greg Pateryn, Nick Tarnasky and Nathan Beaulieu were also on the ice practicing with the rest of Wednesday night's lineup. Beaulieu will make his pre-season debut Wednesday night in Ottawa.

- Players who will sit out Wednesday night’s game against the Senators did not participate in practice on the main rink. Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, Brian Gionta, Rene Bourque, Francis Bouillon, P.K. Subban, Josh Gorges, David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty and Daniel Briere worked on one-on-one drills on the other surface.

- Absent with injury were George Parros, Douglas Murray and Davis Drewiske.

Lines at practice:

Galchenyuk – Eller - Gallagher
Bournival - Moen – White
Holland – St-Pierre - Thomas
Tarnasky - Dumont – Blunden

Tinordi - Pateryn
Beaulieu - Diaz
Dietz- Nygren

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