January 23, 2013

Wednesday, 23.01.2013 / 11:16 AM
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Rapid Fire
January 23, 2013

- Brendan Gallagher and Mike Blunden got an early start to the morning, hitting the second rink in Brossard to work with Peter Budaj and Pierre Groulx.

- Bulldogs forward Gabriel Dumont was named to the Western Conference roster for the AHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 27 and 28.

- Francis Bouillon missed Wednesday’s practice for a therapy day. Michel Therrien confirmed he expects the veteran blue-liner to be in the lineup against the Capitals.

- The Hamilton Bulldogs announced on Tuesday that Ron Wilson was relieved of his duties as assistant coach of the hockey club.

- The Canadiens fly out to Washington at 2:00 p.m. for Thursday’s game against the Caps.

Lines and pairings at practice

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

Markov-Emelin
Gorges-Diaz
Kaberle-Weber

- The Canadiens assigned Michael Blunden to the Hamilton Bulldogs on Wednesday afternoon.