Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak gets his blocker and stick down on a shot during morning skate at Mellon Arena.
Allen McInnis, Gazette
First, to toss a little cold water on those expecting an imminent return of Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov, who left Game 1 with an unspecified (knee) injury:
Habs head coach Jacques Martin says that Markov is on this trip simply because the team’s entire medical staff is here, and it’s easier for him to continue to undergo treatment here than in Montreal.
Defenceman Jaro Spacek is getting closer to a return, but he’s not there yet.
Penguins forward Bill Guerin, who missed Games 3 and 4, returns tonight on a line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. Expect to see him parked in Jaro Halak’s crease every time he’s on the ice.