Coming off a 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens were back on the ice Wednesday morning in Brossard for a practice before heading to Boston to face the Bruins Thursday night (7 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
Andrei Markov did not take part in the practice, opting for a therapy day, while Davis Drewiske, who has yet to play this season, skated with his teammates for the first time since having shoulder surgery but was wearing a no-contact jersey. Drewiske was paired with Raphael Diaz at practice, while Francis Bouillon took Markov’s spot beside Emelin. Diaz and Bouillon were both healthy scratches against the Hurricanes.
Coach Michel Therrien told reporters after practice that Markov will play against the Bruins and his absence from practice was for maintenance.
Here’s how the forward lines and defence pairings looked at practice:
(Photo by Dario Ayala/The Gazette)