Costly fight in Florida
Canadiens rookie defenceman Ryan O’Byrne broke his right thumb in a fight against Tanner Glass late in the third period of Friday night’s 5-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.
O’Byrne has returned to Montreal. Mark Streit will move to defence for the road trip-ending Sunday night game against the Rangers in New York.
Kyle Chipchura, a healthy scratch for the two games in Florida, will centre the Canadiens’ fourth line with Mathieu Dandenault and Tom Kostopoulos.
Cristobal Huet will make his third consecutive start in goal for the Canadiens.