Canadiens forward Michael Cammalleri joined his teammates on Brossard ice for the Habs practice today, having missed two games with Type A strep throat. Antibiotics seem to have knocked it out. Cammalleri seems bound for a return to the lineup tomorrow night at the Bell Centre against the New York Rangers.
The word might not be as good regarding Max Pacioretty, who took the day off practice; he was said to be ill.
Carey Price gets the start in goal, perhaps a mild surprise given Alex Auld’s strong showing against the Rangers earlier this week and his 4-0-2, .970 lifetime record against the Broadway Blueshirts.
Head coach Jacques Martin was in very lively spirits, having a few post-practice one-on-ones with his players, hollering more than a little throughout the session.