Mike Cammalleri spoke to National Hockey League vice-president Colin Campbell shortly before noon today and now he has to wait until there is a decision on whether he will be suspended for his two-handed slash on the Islanders’ Nino Niederreiter.
Cammalleri made a beeline to the team bus after the team’s practice in Clermont, Qc., and he talked to Campbell on his cell phone. He emerged later to sign autographs but brushed off requests for an interview by saying: “Tomorrow, boys, tomorrow.”
Injured defencemen Roman Hamrlik and Andrei Markov skated with their teammates for the first time since training camp began and they both said they felt good. Hamrlik could return to action as soon as Thursday when the Canadiens make their regular-season debut in Toronto. Markov will take a little longer to get into the lineup but coach Jacques Martin said his return to a full practice routine is encouraging.