From Atlanta, The Gazette’s Pat Hickey sends this note:
The Canadiens are doing everything they can to avoid a recurrence of the gastro-intestinal problems that ran through the dressing room at this time last year. On at least two occasions, the Canadiens have, in effect, quarantined players who have shown flu-like symptoms.
Tuesday, they sent veteran equipment manager Pierre Gervais to sick bay. He was told to stay away from the team on Long Island and, when the team flew to Atlanta on Tuesday night, Gervais stayed behind. He returned to Montreal Wednesday. Pierre (Steamer) Ouellette flew from Montreal to assist Patrick Langlois for Thursday’s game.