Hal Gill, nursing a cut to a leg after a Game 5 collision with Penguins’ Chris Kunitz, skated briefly following the Canadiens’ morning workout at the Bell Centre and said he hopes to play tonight in Game 6. Head coach Jacques Martin said a decision will be made on Gill’s availability following tonight’s pregame warmup.
Jaroslav Spacek is a game-time decision, and Martin has ruled out Andrei Markov tonight. Asked whether he might use seven defencemen should both Gill and Spacek be ready to go, the coach said, “Everything is possible.”
Markov skated, in equipment, before the team, as did fellow D Paul Mara.
Lines used this morning: Darche – Gomez – Gionta; Cammalleri – Plekanec – A. Kostitsyn; Pouliot – Moore – Lapierre; Moen – Metropolit – Pyatt
The blueline pairings – Gorges – Subban; Bergeron – O’Byrne; Hamrlik – Spacek