Following Friday night’s shootout victory over the Blue Jackets in Columbus, the Canadiens announced that only five players would skate Saturday morning in Brossard and that there would be no media availability as the team prepares to face the New York Rangers Saturday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
The Rangers haven’t had much success at the Bell Centre, losing to the Canadiens in their last eight meetings there. In six of those losses, the Rangers have been shut out.
Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin, who has been sidelined since last season and underwent reconstructive knee surgery, will return to the lineup Saturday.
Fans of the 24CH show will have three opportunites to watch the newest episode on Saturday as it will air in English at 4:30 p.m. on CTV, and in French at 6:30 p.m. on Canal D and 10:30 p.m. on RDS.
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