Louis Leblanc has been recalled from Hamilton for the Canadiens game in New Jersey Thursday night.
Ryan White will not return to action against the Devils.
Travis Moen is still out, and Andreas Engqvist – who played 4:12 and was on for the winning goal in that Tuesday stinkeroo against Buffalo at the Bell Centre – was sent back to Hamilton.
The Canadiens began their Wednesday practice with some hard skating.
The thrust of the practice, randy Cunneyworth said, was getting pucks on net.
Possible line-juggling: AK46 with Plekanec and Bourque, Leblanc with Eller and Blunden, Gomez with Darche and Weber
Andrei Markov skated on his own for 20 minutes.
AUDIO from Wednesday practice: Max Pacioretty I and II | Lars Eller | David Desharnais | Randy Cunneyworth | Ryan White
• Upset! Max Pacioretty won the Carey Price Cup for January.