Hal Gill after practice, talking about his 1,000th career game on Thursday and challenges that await the team Saturday.
Stubbs video capture
The Canadiens seem unlikely to have the services of centre Scott Gomez for Saturday’s game against the 4-1-1 Toronto Maple Leafs. Gomez, who left the first period of Thursday’s 3-1 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh, was to see team doctors this afternoon. Head coach Jacques Martin said he’d be going for an MRI to learn more about his unspecified upper-body injury.
Defenceman Andrei Markov is going to spend a third week in Florida, according to Martin, to continue his rehabilitation under the eye of knee surgeon James Andrews. Assistant athletic therapist Nick Addey-Jibb, who was with Markov, has returned from Florida to rejoin the team.
Rearguard Jaroslav Spacek practised with the team in Brossard Friday and stayed on the ice after the majority of players had left. The timeline of his return remains uncertain.
Lines that practised today, not that this means a while lot given Martin’s propensity for shuffling his deck:
The Maple Leafs, in town after the 6-2 pasting they absorbed Thursday in Boston, chose to take the day off.
• AUDIO: Jacques Martin news briefing