Ryder sits, younger Kostitsyn on the first line

Sergei Kostitsyn will make his NHL debut on Thursday night in Philadelphia playing on the Canadiens’ first line with Saku Koivu and Christopher Higgins. Michael Ryder will watch the game from the Wachovia Centre’s press box.

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Kostitsyn the Younger called up

Maurice and Henri Richard. Frank and Peter Mahovlich. Larry and Moe Robinson. Stéphane and Patrick Lebeau.

And now, Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn.

Canadiens make a late-afternoon announcement:

MONTREAL – The

Brisebois out with shoulder injury

Canadiens defenceman Patrice Brisebois was not at practice Wednesday morning after injuring his right shoulder in Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brisebois finished the game, but

Game 30: Habs lose sixth straight at home

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Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier celebrates his second-period goal.
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Smolinski out 6 weeks, Bégin gone 2-3

Centre Bryan Smolinski will be out for six weeks with a sprained right knee suffered Dec. 6 against Boston, the Canadiens announced today. Winger Steve

A record Habs would rather not equal

The sixth consecutive home loss suffered by the Canadiens tonight – for those looking for the bright spot, two of them were by shootout – brings the team

PuckCast, Vol. 2, No. 11 [Podcast]

Is it time for Canadiens fans to panic, given the team's skid of late? We're unanimous in our belief at the Inside/Out PuckCast, but you'll have to give

All-star vote: Markov top D, Huet’s lead narrows

Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov holds a 51,088-vote lead over Boston's Zdeno Chara, continuing to lead all Eastern Conference rearguards in updated balloting for the NHL All-Star Game.

Bolts coach Tortorella sings Vinny’s praises

Tampa Bay Lightning's Vincent Lecavalier "is the best player in the league," his coach, John Tortorella, said before Monday's 6-1 loss to the Toronto

Can Canadiens bottle Lightning?

Canadiens' Steve Bégin, Mike Komisarek and Roman Hamrlik visit with patient Sara Levitt during the team's annual visit to the Montreal Children's Hospital.
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