Day 2 at Habs training camp

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A crowd of people have gathered at the Canadiens practice facility in Brossard to watch the second day of the team’s training camp.

Petteri Nokelainen and Tomas Plekanec, who are recovering from injuries, are skating separately on the other sheet of ice at the Bell Sports Complex.

Therrien is running the same lines as yesterday:

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The defensive pairings are: Kaberle-Gorges, Markov-Emelin, Bouillon-Diaz, Weber-Tinordi.

Coach Michel Therrien gave some indication of his plans for the week on Monday, saying they were going to try different scenarios this week.

Lars Eller can play centre or left wing and they plan to try Brandon Prust at centre this week, said Therrien, adding that forward Ryan White has also played that position in the past.

“I’m all for that having players play different positions. If the player is capable of adjusting it’s a huge plus,” he told reporters Monday.

Therrien also said he didn’t want to put pressure on Alex Galchenyuk, the youngest player at camp. But he did say they noticed that he had the speed, execution and skills to follow the tempo on the first day of training camp.

The 18-year-old forward was the Canadiens first-round draft pick last June. Galchenyuk shifted to ring wing from centre this season with the Sarnia Sting.

Therrien said he wants to start Galchenyuk on the wing at camp and then try him at centre after a few days. It’s really demanding at 18-years-old to play centre, Therrien said, noting the learning process is a little bit easier on the wing.

The Canadiens are scheduled to practice until 12:30 p.m.

(Photo by Marie-France Coallier/The Gazette)

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