The Canadiens practised today at Verdun then were to fly later in the day to Minnesota where Thursday they will take on captain Mikko Koivu’s Minnesota Wild.
Then it’s on to Long Island for Saturday’s game vs. Mark Streit’s New York Islanders, home to practice for a few days then back on the road for Nov. 7 and 8 games in Columbus and Toronto.
Here’s some audio following today’s practice:
• Defenceman Roman Hamrlik on taking a hard, bruising shot in the leg, and his hope to play tomorrow;
• Head coach Guy Carbonneau;
• Captain Saku Koivu on impressive linemate Alex Tanguay;
• Koivu with a little more on Tanguay and his own fitness eight games into the season after his training camp that wasn’t;
• And finally, Koivu on his brother with the Wild.