- Tomas Kaberle and Petteri Nokelainen skated on the second rink at the Brossard Sports Complex along with strength and conditioning coach, Pierre Allard. Mike Commodore was not on the ice skating with his teammates.
- Mike Commodore successfully passed his medical testing and will join the Canadiens training camp on Wednesday.
Lines and pairings at practice
Pacioretty - Desharnais - Cole
Galchenyuk - Eller - Gionta
Moen - Prust - Bourque
Gallagher - White - Armstrong
Bouillon - Diaz
Gorges - Kaberle
Markov - Emelin
Tinordi - Weber
-Marc Bergevin met with the media on Sunday morning to announce that forward Scott Gomez will not be taking part in the Canadiens 2012-13 campaign with the goal of buying out his contract next season.
-Bergevin confirmed that talks with defenseman P.K. Subban and his agent are ongoing and that he hopes to have Subban join the team for training camp soon.
-Hamilton Bulldogs Louis Leblanc, Patrick Holland, Frederic St-Denis, Mike Blunden and Michael Bournival have all been invited to the Canadiens training camp and are expected to undergo their medicals on Monday.
-The Canadiens will hold a team scrimmage on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Bell Centre that will be open to the public.
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- The Memorial Cup attendees are now set- the Edmonton Oil Kings will join the Saint John Sea Dogs, the London Knights and the Shawinigan Cataractes. The grand event will start on Friday night when Michael Bournival and Morgan Ellis of the Cataractes face off against the Edmonton squad. Jarred Tinordi and Nathan Beaulieu will square off on Saturday, when the Knights and Sea Dogs meet up.
- Nathan Beaulieu and the St. John Sea Dogs have claimed their second President’s Cup in as many years, sweeping the Rimouski Océanic in four games. The Sea Dogs have seemed near-unbeatable this year, losing only one game in their entire playoff run. Canadiens prospect, Beaulieu finished the postseason with a tally of 15 points in 17 games. Beaulieu and the Sea Dogs will now head to Shawinigan for the Memorial Cup, kicking off on May 18.
Geoff Molson, Owner, President and CEO of the Montreal Canadiens will introduce Marc Bergevin as the Club’s new general manager.
He will be re-evaluated by the team doctors.
After sustaining a lower-body injury on Sunday during an exhibition game against Switzerland in the lead-up to the World Championship, P.K. Subban is still expected to be ready for action when Canada kicks off their first game of the tournament on May 4.
- Canadiens prospect, Nathan Beaulieu continues to shine in the QMJHL playoffs. The 19-year-old defenseman has so far posted an assist in each of the first two games of the semi-final series pitting the Sea Dogs against the Saguenéens. He currently boasts a record of 10 points in as many games in this season’s playoffs. The Sea Dogs lead the series 2-0.
- Tri-City Americans forward, Patrick Holland has also been enjoying his share of success in the WHL postseason, despite his team having a tougher run. The Canadiens prospect netted three goals and two assists over the first two games of his squad’s semi-final match-up. The Americans, however, currently trail the Portland Winterhawks in the series, dropping each of the first two games by a score of 5-4, with both tilts being decided in overtime.