The Canadiens had an optional morning skate but only a handful of veterans opted for a rest. Scott Gomez, Brian Gionta and Tomas Plekanec were players who decided to rest up for tonight’s game against the Bruins.
Defencemn James Wisniewski, who has missed the past two games with strep throat, skated and is expected to start tonight. That means Alexandre Picard will watch from the press box. Carey Price will start in goal.
Highly touted Briuins rookie Tyler Seguin, the No. 2 overall pick in last June’s draft, will be the healthy scratch for the Bruins as Boston takes a look at rookie Zach Hamill on the third line. Quebecer Jordan Caron, who was recalled from Providence Monday, will play on the fourth line with Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell,