Forward Tom Kostopoulos has drawn a one-game suspension for instigating a fight in the final five minutes of Saturday’s Canadiens-Bruins game. With 47 seconds to play, Kostopoulos went after Boston’s Mark Stuart, who earlier in the period had fought Andrei Kostitsyn. Head coach Guy Carbonneau also drew an automatic NHL-imposed $10,000 fine, but don’t think that’s coming out of Carbo’s pocket.
Mikhail Grabovski will be in the lineup tonight with Kostopoulos out against the Ottawa Senators. Christopher Higgins will be in uniform tonight, despite having limped through much of Saturday’s game with what appeared to be a left ankle injury.
Defenceman Josh Gorges yields his place of Saturday to Patrice Brisebois, and Cristobal Huet gets the start in goal.