The Canadiens skated Friday morning in Minnesota as they prepared to face the Wild Friday night (8 p.m., RDS, TSN Radio 690) and coach Michel Therrien confirmed that George Parros will be in the lineup, playing on the fourth line with Ryan White and Michael Blunden. Parros has been sidelined since suffering a concussion in the season opener on Oct. 1.
Max Pacioretty, recovering form a lower-body injury, won’t be in the lineup against the Wild, but might play Saturday in Colorado against the Avalanche (10 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Carey Price will start in goal against Minnesota and Peter Budaj will start in Colorado.
Brandon Prust (upper-body injury) and Daniel Briere (concussion) made the father/son road trip, but neither player is close to returning to the lineup.
Parros (photo above) shaved off his trademark moustache on Thursday as part of “Movember”.
“I feel lighter and quicker (without the mustache), but less manly,” Parros joked to reporters in Minnesota after practice. “I feel good. I’m at the point where I can get back to playing with confidence. I’m not going to rush it. That’s important when it comes to this type of injury. I’m ready to play.”
Parros sent out this tweet after practice: “I will be auctioning off my game used sticks from every game for the month of @Movember … Stay tuned for details”
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(Photo by John Mahoney/The Gazette)