Canadiens forward George Parros skated Friday for the first time since suffering a concussion during the Canadiens’ season opener on Oct. 1 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Parros and defencemen Douglas Murray and Alexei Emelin, who are also recovering from injuries, skated after the Canadiens’ practice at the Bell Centre, where the team photo was taken Friday morning.
“It’s going a lot better,” Coach Michel Therrien said of Parros.
“I can’t say exactly if he’s symptom-free…but he’s reached another step in his recovery,” Therrien said.
The Canadiens face off against the Nashville Predators Saturday at the Bell Centre. (7 p.m. CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690) riding a four-game winning streak. Carey Price will get the start in net.
The last time the Habs played the Predators was nearly two years ago in November 2011 because teams only played within their conference last season, which was shortened to 48 games following the lockout.
The Predators are a team that exploit their speed a lot, Therrien said.
The lines and defence pairings at practice looked like this:
(Photo by Dave Sidaway/The Gazette)