David Desharnais, who has been battling the flu, will be a game-time decision for the Canadiens when they take on the Senators Thursday night in Ottawa (7:30 p.m., TSN, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
Desharnais, who missed Tuesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils, was one of six player to take part in Thursday morning’s optional skate in Ottawa, along with Francis Bouillon, Michael Bournival, George Parros, Douglas Murray and backup goalie Peter Budaj.
If Desharnais is able to play, Francis Bouillon is expected to be a healthy scratch.
Carey Price will start in goal for the Canadiens and Craig Anderson is expected to start for the Senators.
Here’s the projected Habs lineup for the game:
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