Max Pacioretty skated lightly at the Bell Sports Complex Friday morning, a 20-minute session part of his ongoing rehabilitation.
Defenceman Jaroslav Spacek practised with his teammates, albeit in a white non-contact jersey. But it was a good sign to see the veteran taking part; he was injured Feb. 2, continued to play through Feb. 12, then finally had arthroscopic surgery on March 4. This was his first workout with the club after having skated on his own in the past week.
Jeff Halpern will not make the trip to New Jsersey. He is suffering from a lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day, according to head coach Jacques Martin. Defenceman Alexandre Picard (foot) remained off the ice.