POSTED ON Friday, 20.09.2013 / 10:37 AM

BROSSARD – The players suiting up for Friday's game hit the ice in Brossard for a morning skate with a heavy focus on special teams at 10:30 a.m. on the main rink while the rest of the guys practiced immediately after, at 11:30.

- There were no further injury updates from the team on Friday morning.

- Friday night will mark a third game in as many nights for the Carolina Hurricanes, who are currently 0-2 in preseason action  with 35 players still in camp.

- The Hurricanes skated at the Colisee Pepsi on Friday morning.

Lines and defense pairings at practice
ahead of Friday's game in Quebec City:

Collberg-Desharnais-Pacioretty
Prust-Galchenyuk-Thomas
Bournival-Holland-McCarron
Tarnasky-Dumont-Blunden

Gorges-Subban
Tinordi-Pateryn
Dietz-Nygren

Budaj
Tokarski

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POSTED ON Thursday, 19.09.2013 / 3:00 PM
30 – Peter Budaj
35 – Dustin Tokarski                  
    
24 – Jarred Tinordi
26 – Josh Gorges
36 – Magnus Nygren
64 – Greg Pateryn
76 – P.K. Subban
84 – Darren Dietz

8  – Brandon Prust
25 – Michael McCarron
27 – Alex Galchenyuk
37 – Gabriel Dumont
38 – Sebastian Collberg
45 – Michael Blunden
49 – Michaël Bournival
51 – David Desharnais
60 – Chrstian Thomas
67 – Max Pacioretty
72 – Nick Tarnasky
82 – Patrick Holland
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POSTED ON Thursday, 19.09.2013 / 11:24 AM

BROSSARD – The Canadiens practiced at the Bell Sports Complex Thursday morning, on the eve of the team’s third pre-season game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Quebec City.

- Three defensemen sat out practice due to injury. Davis Drewiske will be out for four weeks with a shoulder ailment suffered during practice on wednesday, while Francis Bouillon and Douglas Murray are both day-to-day with lower-body injuries. Darren Dietz, cut from training camp just a few days ago, has been recalled from Hamilton to fill in the void on the Habs’ blueline.

- Michael McCarron, Patrick Holland, Christian Thomas, Gabriel Dumont, Nick Tarnasky, Sebastian Collberg and goaltender Dustin Tokarski practiced on the other rink.

- On Thursday morning, it was announced that the 2012-13 Jean Beliveau trophy has been awarded to team captain Brian Gionta. The trophy is awarded annually to a Canadiens player who has demonstrated selfless dedication and commitment to the community. A donation of $25,000 is presented by the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation and the award recipient to a Quebec organization that supports a children's cause.

Lines at practice:

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

Markov – Diaz
Gorges – Subban
Tinordi – Pateryn
Dietz - Nygren

Price – Budaj

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 18.09.2013 / 11:36 AM

- After taking a day off, the Canadiens are back at practice. The remaining players at training camp skated at the Bell Sports Complex on Tuesday.

- The team simultaneously used both ice surfaces. Veterans skated on their usual lines on one ice, while prospects drilled on the other.

- Brian Gionta wore the regular red practice jersey instead of the “no-contact” blue jersey he had been donning since the start of camp. He formed a line with Michael Bournival and Martin St-Pierre.

- George Parros, on the other hand, continued to skate in the blue jersey.

- Douglas Murray did not participate in the practice. He is suffering from a lower-body injury.

- Michael McCarron, Patrick Holland, Christian Thomas, Gabriel Dumont, Magnus Nygren, Nick Tarnasky, Sebastian Collberg and goaltender Dustin Tokarski practiced on the other rink with coach Patrice Brisebois.

Lines at practice:

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

Markov – Diaz
Gorges – Subban
Tinordi - Bouillon
Drewiske – Pateryn

Price – Budaj

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POSTED ON Monday, 16.09.2013 / 10:53 AM

- The Canadiens skated in Brossard on Monday morning in preparation for a much-anticipated pre-season tilt against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre.

- Tonight will be the first career meeting between brothers Malcolm and P.K. Subban at the NHL level.

- In goal for the Habs will be Carey Price and Robert Mayer.

- The Canadiens will dress forwards Travis Moen, Gabriel Dumont, Michael Blunden, Daniel Brière, David Desharnais, Ryan White, Christian Thomas, Max Pacioretty, Louis Leblanc, Nick Tarnasky, Charles Hudon, and Stefan Fournier.

- On defense, the projected lineup is composed of Douglas Murray, Jarred Tinordi, Josh Gorges, Francis Bouillon, P.K. Subban and Darren Dietz.

- Tinordi did not skate at the morning practice and was replaced by Magnus Nygren, but he will indeed play tonight.

Lines at practice:

Pacioretty – Desharnais – Briere

Moen – White – Leblanc

Hudon – Dumont - Thomas

Tarnasky – Fournier - Blunden

Gorges – Subban

Bouillon – Murray

Dietz - Nygren

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POSTED ON Sunday, 15.09.2013 / 11:14 PM
31- Carey Price
65- Robert Mayer

6- Douglas Murray
24- Jarred Tinordi
26- Josh Gorges
55- Francis Bouillon
76- P.K. Subban
84- Darren Dietz

32- Travis Moen
37- Gabriel Dumont
45- Michael Blunden
48- Daniel Brière
51- David Desharnais
53- Ryan White
60- Christian Thomas
67- Max Pacioretty
71- Louis Leblanc
72- Nick Tarnasky
75- Charles Hudon
86- Stefan Fournier
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POSTED ON Sunday, 15.09.2013 / 10:39 AM

- The Canadiens skated in Brossard on Sunday morning ahead of their pre-season opener against the Sabres at the Bell Centre.

- Peter Budaj and Zachary Fucale will likely split duty in goal for the Canadiens on Sunday night.

- Up front, the Canadiens will dress Brandon Prust, Brendan Gallagher, Michael McCarron, Alex Galchenyuk, Sebastian Collberg, Michael Bournival, Erik Nystrom, Martin St-Pierre, Sven Andrighetto, Lars Eller, Patrick Holland and Martin Reway.

- Jarred Tinordi, Magnus Nygren, Davis Drewiske, Matt Lashoff, Raphael Diaz and Greg Pateryn will patrol the Canadiens’ blueline on defense.

Lines at practice:
Gallagher - Eller - Galchenyuk
Andrighetto - Nystrom - Holland
Bournival - McCarron - St-Pierre
Prust - Collberg - Reway

Drewiske - Diaz
Nygren - Lashoff
Tinordi - Pateryn

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POSTED ON Saturday, 14.09.2013 / 3:43 PM

- The Canadiens played their third and final intra-squad scrimmage of the 2013 training camp on Saturday afternoon. Held at the Bell Centre in front of over 21,000 fans, all proceeds from the Red vs. White game will go toward the Fonds Avenir Lac-Mégantic and aid the victims of the Lac Mégantic disaster.

- Three players were assigned to their junior team today: Jérémy Grégoire (Baie Comeau, QMJHL), Connor Crisp (Sudbury – OHL) et Tim Bozon (Kamloops – WHL).

- Goaltender Zachary Fucale agreed to a three-year deal with the Canadiens.

Lineups:

Team White

Pacioretty – Desharnais - Briere
Hudon – Reway - Collberg
Moen – White - Prust
Blunden – Gregoire - Fournier

Markov – Diaz
Drewiske – Dietz
Lashoff - Nygren

Price – Tokarski

Team Red

Bourque – Plekanec – Thomas
Galchenyuk – Eller – Gallagher
McCarron – Bournival - Dumont
Tarnasky – Leblanc – St-Pierre

Gorges - Subban
Murray – Bouillon
Tinordi - Pateryn

Budaj – Fucale

Final score

Team Red 1 – (T. Plekanec)

Team White 2 – (M. Reway, S. Fournier)

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POSTED ON Friday, 13.09.2013 / 12:15 PM

BROSSARD - The Canadiens played their second intra-squad scrimmage of the 2013 training camp on Friday morning.

Nathan Beaulieu did not take part in the match and is currently on the injured list. He left the first scrimmage on Thursday after going hard into the boards with his shoulder and is day-to-day. Other injured players who missed the game include Nattinen, Emelin, Quailer and Collberg.

On the other hand, Ryan White, who left Thursday’s match after being accidentally cut on the forehand by a Brandon Prust high stick, was back in action on Friday.

Those sitting out for Team Red: Thrower, Gionta, Gregoire, Andrighetto, Tokarski and Fournier.

Those sitting out for Team White: Ellis, Parros, Nystrom and Holland.

Lineups:

Team Red

Bourque – Plekanec – Thomas
Galchenyuk – Eller – Gallagher
Bournival – Dumont - Blunden
Reway – Leblanc - Tarnasky

Gorges – Subban
Murray - Bouillon
Tinordi - Pateryn

Budaj – Mayer

Team White
Pacioretty -Desharnais – Briere
Moen – White – Prust
Crisp – St-Pierre - Hudon
Bozon - MacAulay - McCarron

Markov – Diaz
Drewiske - Dietz
Lashoff - Nygren

Price – Fucale

Scorers:
Team Red
– R. Bourque, M. Reway, A. Galchenyuk
Team White
– R. White

Final shot count:
Team Red
– 21
Team White
– 13

Goaltenders:
Team Red
– Budaj (6 saves on 7 shots), Mayer (6 saves on 6 shots)
Team White
– Price (10 saves on 12 shots), Fucale (8 saves on 9 shots)

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POSTED ON Thursday, 12.09.2013 / 12:18 PM

The Canadiens held their first training camp scrimmage Thursday morning in front of a full house at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.

Four players sat out due to injury: Alexei Emelin, Joonas Nattinen, Sebastian Collberg and Steven Quailer.

Lineup:

Team White

Pacioretty – Desharnais - Briere

Moen – White - Prust

Hudon – St-Pierre - Andrighetto

Nystrom – MacAulay - McCarron

Markov - Diaz

Drewiske - Tinordi

Lashoff - Nygren

Price – Tokarski

Scratches: Darren Dietz, Morgan Ellis, Tim Bozon, Patrick Holland, George Parros

Team Red

Bourque – Plekanec - Thomas

Bournival – Dumont - Blunden

Tarnasky - Leblanc - Reway

Galchenyuk – Eller - Gallagher

Gorges - Subban

Murray – Bouillon

Beaulieu - Pateryn

Budaj – Mayer

Scratches: Dalton Thrower, Brian Gionta, Connor Crisp, Jeremy Gregoire, Stefan Fournier

Final Score: 2-2

Patrick Holland joined Team White in the second period to replace Ryan White, who did not return.

Nathan Beaulieu went into the boards hard in the first period during a race for the puck with Charles Hudon. He left the match and did not return.

Scorers: MacAulay and Markov (Team White), Bournival and Leblanc (Team Red)

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