Habs notebook - March 23, 2010
Cammy’s fan club: Once the door to the Canadiens dressing room slid open, a horde of media transcended on Michael Cammalleri. As the beaming winger prepared to let the world know he’d finally been granted clearance to play, his teammates showered him with a tongue in cheek impromptu standing ovation.
“Marc-Andre and I met with the doctors this morning and we both found out that we were good to go,” announced Cammalleri. “With the regular season almost over, my top priority is to get accustomed to the speed of the game again and get myself back in game shape.”
Chopped liver, anyone?: While the cameras were invading Cammalleri’s locker, the rest of the team noticed poor Marc-Andre Bergeron sitting alone in his stall and chirped him accordingly for it. Bergeron’s lonely state didn’t last long as the media eventually engulfed him just as they had Cammalleri.
“My knee was still a bit sore lately, which explains why I haven’t been able to work on my one-timer and why my return was delayed a little,” explained Bergeron. “As for getting my timing back, I’ve been in this game for a while so I think I will be ok. Besides, getting to play on the power play with a great player like Andrei Markov, you know the puck will always be where it’s supposed to be.”
No stopping Moen: There was only one player missing at practice on Tuesday and that was understandably Travis Moen. Injured in a scary incident that saw the Habs winger struck in the face by Matt Cullen’s skate, Moen somehow managed to escape with nothing but a nasty scar.
“I saw Travis this morning and he’s doing fine,” confirmed Jacques Martin. “He did need 50 stitches, but the doctors thankfully confirmed there was no damage to his eye. He won’t be coming to Buffalo but he I don’t expect him to be out for long. He could be back by Thursday or Saturday.”
Vincent Cauchy is a writer for canadiens.com. Translated by Manny Almela.
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