Komisarek back, Higgins still out

Defenceman Mike Komisarek returned to Canadiens practice in Verdun today after having taken yesterday off for treatment. Forward Christopher Higgins remained out, however, missing his second straight day. Higgins has been troubled by a wonky groin this training camp.

Guillaume Latendresse, in Higgins’s place, was skating with Saku Koivu and Alex Tanguay. Kyle Chipchura was used in that slot yesterday.

No word yet on the waiver status of D Alex Henry and G Marc Denis. NHL clubs had until noon today to claim either. If they were untouched, they were headed to the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.

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