The Canadiens are headed to Ottawa Wednesday night with a young lineup for their second-to-last exhibition game against the Senators (7:30 p.m., RDS, TSN Radio 690). Mike Boone is in Ottawa and will be blogging live during the game on HIO.
And there is a group of players who will be getting one last look before heading to the AHL. Nahan Beaulieu, who came into camp determined to earn a spot with the Canadiens, will be making his first exhibition appearance after being sidelined with a shoulder injury. The defenceman is almost certainly heading back to Hamilton, but hopes to leave a favourable impression behind.
Peter Budaj is expected to play the entire game in goal and the line to watch has Lars Eller between Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk. The only other veterans in the lineup are Travis Moen, Ryan White and Raphael Diaz.
The Canadiens are expected to have something close to their opening-night roster on display Thursday night when they play the Senators at the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m., RDS, TSN Radio 690).
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