Christopher Higgins will make his season debut with the Canadiens tonight against the Anaheim Ducks. Higgins, who has been sidelined by a groin injury, said he expects to start the game on the fourth line with Georges Laraque and Maxim Lapierre but he’ll probably finish the game with Robert Lang and Tom Kostopoulos.
And Andrei Kostitsyn, who suffered a concussion last week, moved one step closer to a return when he joined his teammates for the morning skate. He could be back for next Tuesday’s game against Carolina.
Jaroslav Halak starts in goal tonight while Ryan O’Byrne ad Mathieu Dandenault are the healthy scratches.