January 18, 2013

Friday, 18.01.2013 / 10:05 AM
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Rapid Fire
January 18, 2013

-Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien has made his first cuts of training camp. Seven players have been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs, including forwards Patrick Holland, Michael Bournival, Gabriel Dumont, and Louis Leblanc and defensemen Frederic St-Denis, Jarred Tinordi and Mike Commodore. 24 players are still with the team, including Petteri Nokelainen, who is injured.

-Carey Price took a therapy day and did not practice with the rest of the team, however Michel Therrien confirmed that he will play in Saturday night’s game against Toronto.

-Tomas Plekanec was on the ice again for the team’s morning practice. It was not confirmed whether he will play in Saturday’s game against the Leafs, but will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

-Michel Therrien also confirmed that Alex Galchenyuk will make his debut with the Canadiens in the team’s season-opener on Saturday night. 

Lines and pairings at practice:

Cole-Desharnais-Pacioretty
Galchenyuk-Plekanec-Gionta
Moen-Eller-Bourque
Armstrong-White-Prust
Gallagher-Blunden

Georges Kaberle
Bouillon-Diaz
Markov-Emelin
Weber