A spirited Monday practice included scrimmages and wind sprints.
Mathieu Darche was out early and worked to the alternate rink with physiotherapist Pierre Allard.
Brian Gionta joined them.
• Practice winding down with wind sprints between the bluelines
• Larry Carrière having a long talk with Blake Geoffrion. My guess on the gist of it: “Keep your chin up, kid.”
• Missing: Raphael Diaz and Tomas Kaberle. The latter is NOT on paternity leave: he has an upper-body injury.
• Lines at practice: Pacioretty-Desharnais-Cole, Bourque-Plekanec-Eller, Leblanc-White-Blunden, Staubitz/Geoffrion-Nokelainen-Geoffrion