The Canadiens held a morning skate Thursday in Brossard before facing the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690).
Brandon Prust skated for about 10 minutes before leaving the ice and he won’t be in the lineup against the Blue Jackets.
“Brandon Prust will not play tonight,” coach Michel Therrien told reporters after the skate. “He’s suffering from an upper-body injury and will be re-evaluated on a day-to-day basis.”
It is not a shoulder injury for Prust, which has led to speculation it could be his ribs.
Ryan White will take Prust’s spot at centre on the fourth line between Travis Moen and Dale Weise. That is expected to be the only change to the lineup from Tuesday’s win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Here’s how the lines and defence pairings are expected to look against Columbus:
(Gazette file photo/John Mahoney)