With one more practice before the team heads to Buffalo for the first of three road games to begin the season, it’s almost certain that Christopher Higgins, Georges Laraque and Francis Bouillon will miss the opener Friday night.
None of the players participated in yesterday’s practice in Verdun although Laraque did work out on his own earlier in the morning and Higgins spent some time in the gym before going to see the doctor.
The lines for the opener are shaping up this way:
• Andrei Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Kovalev
• Sergei Kostitsyn-Lang-Kostopoulos
Markov and Komisarek will be the No. 1 defence pair; Hamrlik teams with O’Byrne and Gorges will be with Brisebois