The Canadiens held an optional skate Saturday morning in Brossard before facing the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690). Defenceman Andrei Markov was the only healthy player who didn’t take part in the skate.
Coach Michel Therrien confirmed that George Parros will be in the lineup against the defending Stanley Cup champions after recovering from his second concussion of the season. Parros hasn’t played since Dec. 14, missing 12 games.
With Parros returning to the lineup, defenceman Francis Bouillon will be a healthy scratch as the Canadiens go back to dressing six defencemen instead of seven.
Carey Price will start in goal for the Canadiens. Chateauguay native Corey Crawford, a graduate of Howard S. Billings High School, will start for the Blackhawks.
This marks the first time the Blackhawks will play in Montreal since April 5, 2011.
(Photo by Dave Sidaway/The Gazette)