March 25, 2013

Monday, 25.03.2013 / 11:19 AM
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Rapid Fire
March 25, 2013

- The Canadiens skated in Brossard on Monday morning ahead of their afternoon departure on a two-game road trip to Pittsburgh and Boston. The Habs will take on the Penguins on Tuesday and the Bruins on Wednesday.

- Forward Jeff Halpern participated in his first practice with the Canadiens since being acquired off waivers from the New York Rangers on Saturday.

- Forward Brandon Prust (minor shoulder separation) skated on Brossard’s secondary rink on Monday. He indicated that his recoverey is progressing, but could not specify a timetable for a return. Prust will not travel with the team this week.

- Defenseman Yannick Weber (knee injury) skated on the principal ice surface alongside his teammates, while forwards Rene Bourque (concussion) and Ryan White (lower-body injury) did not take part in Monday morning’s practice session and are being evaluated on a daily basis.

- Head coach Michel Therrien confirmed that Carey Price will get the start in goal against the Penguins on Tuesday night.

Lines and pairings at practice:

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

Gorges-Subban
Markov-Emelin
Tinordi-Bouillon
Weber-Kaberle