The Canadiens held an optional skate Tuesday morning in Brossard before facing the Tampa Bay Lightning (7:30 p.m., RDS, TSN Radio 690) and announced that Daniel Brière will make his return to the lineup for the game.
Brière had been sidelined since suffering a concussion on Oct. 19 in a game against the Nashville Predators. Brière will play centre on a line with Rene Bourque and Michael Bournival. The fourth line will include Ryan White, Travis Moen and Gabriel Dumont.
The other two lines will remain intact with Lars Eller between Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk, and Tomas Plekanec between Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta.
David Desharnais, George Parros and Greg Pateryn will be healthy scratches.
Brandon Prust, who is sidelined with a shoulder injury, took part in the morning skate while wearing a no-contact jersey.
(Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)