March 17, 2012

Saturday, 03.17.2012 / 4:46 PM ET
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Rapid Fire

- Randy Cunneyworth confirmed that Peter Budaj will get the start in nets for the Habs Saturday night against the Islanders. The game will mark Budaj's third start in the last 10 days.

 - The Canadiens head coach also confirmed that defenseman Andrei Markov will make his return to the lineup after missing Friday night's game against the Senators with an upper body injury. Tomas Kaberle will miss his third consecutive game due to an upper body injury of his own.

- Frédéric St-Denis has been assigned to Hamilton.