Michael Cammalleri, still suffering from a flu bug or a gastrointestinal problem, was not at Canadiens practice this morning and will not be on the team’s charter this afternoon to New York for tomorrow night’s game against the Rangers. His status remains unclear for Wednesday’s Bell Centre game against Pittsburgh.
This has paved the way for the return to the lineup of Lars Eller, who’s been a healthy scratch the past three games. Eller practised today in Cammalleri’s spot, with Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn. I asked Eller after practice whether he thought he felt he had something to prove against the Rangers and he replied, “I have something to prove every game. I want to make a statement every game.”
Head coach Jacques Martin said that, with two games in two night in different cities, “don’t be surprised” to see backup goalie Alex Auld in the nets for one of the two.
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