Canadiens coach Jacques Martin decided that rest was more important than practice and he scrubbed a scheduled workout at the University of Minnesota today. Martin said there will be some relief for tomorrow’s game against the Minnesota Wild. Defenceman Hal Gill returns to the lineup after missing two games with the flu.
Jose Theodore is scheduled to start in goal for the Wild and he’ll be looking for his first win against his former team. He’s 0-4 against Montreal. It’s expected he’ll face Alex Auld, who made 18 of 19 saves in his relief appearance of Carey Price in New York on Friday.