Are there Canadiens who won’t be seeing the Brossard training complex again?
That’s the question that will be answered by Monday afternoon, when the curtain falls on the trade deadline.
The team had a spirited practice before boarding a charter flight to Washington.
As the focus of a good-sized scrum, Andrei Kostitsyn said he hoped to stay in Montreal and had no desire to join his brother in Nashville.
AUDIO: Randy Cunneyworth
• Minor scuffle: DD and Subban
• Louis Leblanc is out in a powder-blue jersey that 98,5 play-by-play announcer Martin McGuire says is identical to the jersey the Nordiques wore for their first NHL season. I have no clue what this may signify.
• Alexei Emelin’s wife had their second daughter yesterday. He’s not at practice and will join the team in Washington.
• Mathieu Darche is out with Louis Leblanc and Aaron Palushaj with an upper-body knack, picked up against Dallas.
• Lines at practice: Tomas Plekanec centring Lars Eller and AK46, the DD line, Scott Gomez with Rene Bourque and Ryan White, Petteri Nokelainen
• Alexander Ovechkin is early off the ice at Washington’s morning skate