Rapid fire - Sept. 24

Tuesday, 24.09.2013 / 11:34 AM

- The Canadiens skated in Brossard on Tuesday morning after posting a 3-2 pre-season win against New Jersey.

- Brandon Prust had a therapy day and did not skate. Michael Blunden took his place in the pratice alignment.

- Douglas Murray skated in company of a physio and is still day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

- Alexei Emelin and Davis Drewiske did not practice

- Carey Price and Peter Budaj were the first ones out on the ice with goaltenders coach Stephane Waite.

- Prospects Nathan Beaulieu and Darren Dietz practiced with the rest of the starting lineup. Greg Pateryn, Nick Tarnasky, Martin St-Pierre, Gabriel Dumont, Christian Thomas and Magnus Nygren skated on the other ice surface at the Bell Sports Complex.

- After practice, Michel Therrien confirmed that his goaltenders will split starting duties against the Ottawa Senators this week. Peter Budaj will be in nets on Wednesday and Carey Price will play Thursday. Fully recovered from off-season surgery, Brian Gionta is also anticipated to make his pre-season debut on Thursday night.

Lines at practice:

Pacioretty – Desharnais – Briere

Bourque – Plekanec – Gionta

Galchenyuk – Eller - Gallagher

Bournival - Moen – White

Parros – Holland – Blunden

Gorges – Subban

Bouillon – Tinordi

Markov - Diaz

Dietz – Beaulieu

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