George Parros and Douglas Murray will be back in the lineup when the Canadiens visit the Florida Panthers Saturday night (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690) and Carey Price will start in goal.
Michel Therrien announced his lineup after Saturday morning’s optional skate, adding that defenceman Jarred Tinordi will be a healthy scratch. The Canadiens will be without centre Tomas Plekanec, who returned to Montreal on Friday for what the team called “family reasons.”
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, who suffered an upper-body injury in a 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night, won’t be in the Florida lineup. Dan Ellis will get the start in his place and Scott Clemmensen will be the backup.