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POSTED ON Monday, 22.04.2013 / 12:55 PM

- The Canadiens skated at the Bell Centre on Monday morning ahead of their departure on a three-game road trip. The Habs will play in New Jersey on Tuesday and in Winnipeg on Thursday before closing out the regular season on Saturday night in Toronto.

- Andrei Markov has been nominated as the Canadiens' candidate for the Bill Masterton Memorial trophy, awarded annually to an NHL player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the game.

- Head coach Michel Therrien indicated that the Canadiens will be calling up several players from the Hamilton Bulldogs on Monday afternoon. The Bulldogs concluded their AHL season on Sunday.

Lines and pairings at practice:

Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta
Pacioretty-Desharnais-Gallagher
Galchenyuk-Eller-Ryder
Prust-Halpern-Amrstrong
Moen-Dumont-Blunden
White

Weber-Markov
Bouillon-Subban
Diaz-Gorges
Drewiske-Kaberle

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POSTED ON Sunday, 21.04.2013 / 11:52 AM
- All players were on the ice for a rare Sunday morning practice in Brossard.


Lines and D pairings at practice

Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta
Pacioretty-Desharnais-Gallagher
Ryder-Eller-Galchenyuk
Moen-Halpern-Blunden
Prust-Dumont-Armstrong
White

Markov-Subban
Gorges-Diaz
Bouillon-Weber
Kaberle-Drewiske

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POSTED ON Saturday, 20.04.2013 / 10:39 AM

- Brandon Prust has been named the 2012-13 Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy winner as the Canadiens’ unsung hero by the Montreal media. The trophy will be presented to Prust prior to puck drop against the Capitals.

- All players took part in the pre-game skate on Saturday morning in Brossard. Raphael Diaz will be in the lineup against Washington after missing the last 25 games with a concussion. Brandon Prust will also play on Saturday night.

- Colby Armstrong is still day-to-day but won't play on Saturday night.

- Carey Price will get the start against the Capitals.

Lines and D pairings at practice

Pacioretty-Plekanec-Gionta
Ryder-Desharnais-Bourque
Gallagher-Eller-Galchenyuk
Prust-Halpern-Moen
Armstrong-Dumont-Blunden/White

Markov-Diaz
Gorges-Subban
Bouillon-Weber
Kaberle-Drewiske

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POSTED ON Thursday, 18.04.2013 / 8:39 AM

- Defenseman Nathan Beaulieu is reassigned to the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. Beaulieu played six games with the Habs, in which he had two assists while maintaining a plus-5 differential.

- No practice for the Habs on Thursday morning. The Canadiens will host the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bell Centre.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 17.04.2013 / 12:26 PM

- The Canadiens skated at CONSOL Enery Center on Wednesday morning ahead of their 7 p.m. matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Rene Bourque practiced alongside Brian Gionta and Tomas Plekanec for several drills during the morning skate.

- Michael Ryder will not be in the lineup for Wednesday night's game against the Penguins due to an upper-body injury. He is listed as day-to-day.

- Michel Therrien confirmed that defenseman Yannick Weber will be back in the lineup on Wednesday night. Weber will participate in his third game of the season for the Canadiens.

- Therrien also indicated that he has yet to decide whether Gabriel Dumont or Michael Blunden will be inserted in the lineup to replace Ryan White, who has been suspended for five games for an illegal check to the head of Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kent Huskins earlier in the week at the Bell Centre.

- Peter Budaj will make his ninth start of the season in goal on Wednesday night for the Canadiens.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 16.04.2013 / 12:53 PM

-The Habs held a brisk Tuesday morning practice in Brossard before catching their flight to Pittsburgh where they’ll face the Penguins on Wednesday night.

-After missing Monday night’s match-up, Brandon Prust was back on the ice for the full practice with his teammates Tuesday morning.

-Michael Ryder didn’t practice, instead taking a therapy day.

-Raphael Diaz was once again on the ice practicing along with the rest of the Habs, still sporting a no-contact jersey for the time being. Following the skate, Diaz remained on the ice to get in a little extra work with Pierre Allard and Jean-Jacques Daigneault.

-Head coach Michel Therrien confirmed that Peter Budaj will be tapped for his 10th start of the season on Wednesday night when the Habs face the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

Lines and pairings at practice:

Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta
Blunden-Halpern-Moen
Gallagher-Desharnais-Pacioretty
Galchenyuk-Eller-Prust
Dumont-White

Subban-Gorges
Markov-Bouillon
Drewiske-Weber
Beaulieu-Kaberle
Diaz

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POSTED ON Monday, 15.04.2013 / 12:02 PM

- The Canadiens skated in Brossard on Monday morning ahead of their matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers at the Bell Centre.

- Raphael Diaz skated alongside his teammates for the first time since being sidelined with a concussion in late February. Diaz has missed the last 22 games due to injury. Head coach Michel Therrien confirmed that Diaz is progressing in his recovery, but a timetable for his return has yet to be determined.

- Brandon Prust will not be in the lineup on Monday night against Philadelphia. Therrien indicated, however, that Prust will play on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh against the Penguins. Michael Blunden and Gabriel Dumont will also likely be left aside for Monday night’s tilt.

- In Prust’s absence, Ryan White will be re-inserted in the lineup, and play alongside Travis Moen and Jeff Halpern against Philadelphia.

- Carey Price will make his 34th start of the season on Monday night against the Flyers.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 14.04.2013 / 12:50 PM

- No practice for the Habs on Sunday.

- Forward Sebastian Collberg joins the Hamilton Bulldogs on a professional tryout.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 13.04.2013 / 9:53 AM

- The Canadiens did not practice on Saturday morning ahead of their game against the Leafs. Puck drops at the ACC at 7:00 p.m.

- Carey Price will get his 33rd start of the campaign, looking to earn his 20th win of the year for the fifth time in six NHL seasons.

- Alex Galchenyuk will look to build on his current five-game point streak, now sitting sixth behind Brendan Gallagher in NHL rookie scoring.

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POSTED ON Friday, 12.04.2013 / 12:37 PM

- All players were on the ice for practice at the MasterCard Centre on Friday morning following Thursday’s 5-1 win over the Sabres to clinch a spot in the playoffs.

- Carey Price will get the start on Saturday night against the Leafs.

Lines and D pairings at practice

Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta
Galchenyuk-Eller-Ryder
Moen-Halpern-Prust
Pacioretty-Desharnais-Gallagher
Blunden-White-Dumont

Markov-Bouillon
Gorges-Subban
Beaulieu-Drewiske
Kaberle-Weber

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