Captain Saku Koivu, who has been sidelined with a high ankle sprain since early December, will return to the Canadiens lineup for tonight’s game against the Devils in New Jersey.
Coach Guy Carbonneau confirmed Koivu’s return but said he hadn’t decided which player would sit. The choice is between veteran Steve Bégin or rookie Gregory Stewart.
Carbonneau decided to wait on Christopher Higgins. He has recovered from a shoulder injury but hasn’t had any contact. The Canadiens will bring him back after the All-Star break when they play a pair of games in Florida.