Guy Carbonneau had a surprise or two up his sleeve today, announcing that heavyweight Georges Laraque won’t be available to battle with Minnesota’s Derek Boogaard tonight. Laraque and Steve Béin will again be healthy scratches.
The only lineup change will be on defence where Patrice Brisebois replaces Ryan O’Byrne. These guys have been playing musical chairs with a position and O’Byrne is the odd man out after being bench for most of the third period of Tuesday’s game against Carolina.
Roman Hamrlik, who missed practice Wednesday with a left calf injury has the green light to play tonight.