The Canadiens will be without forward Michael Cammalleri tonight for the second straight game.
Cammalleri took part in a six-player optional morning skate at the Bell Centre but was sent home immediately afterward, head coach Jacques Martin saying that he was making progress from a flu bug but still not in shape to play. The coach said he hopes Cammalleri will be ready by the weekend, the New York Rangers in town Saturday.
Goalie Carey Price was one of the six on the ice this morning, along with defenceman Alexandre Picard and forwards Tom Pyatt, David Desharnais and Lars Eller.
The Penguins will be without their franchise player, Sidney Crosby, who still has not begun to skate following a “mild concussion” he received either in the New Year’s Day Winter Classic or game Jan. 5 vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning.