The Habs will have defenceman Nathan Beaulieu and Michaël Bournival in the lineup for the team’s final preseason game Thursday night at the Bell Centre against the Ottawa Senators (7:30 p.m., RDS, TSN Radio 690). Beaulieu, the Canadiens’ first-round pick at the 2011 draft, played his first preseason game Wednesday night against the Senators in Kanata after suffering a shoulder injury early in training camp.
Defenceman Jarred Tinordi, who has played all of the Habs’ preseason games, won’t play Thursday night.
With the latest cuts, the Canadiens now have 27 players left at training camp.
Thirteen players – all veterans with the exception of Gabriel Dumont – skated in Brossard Thursday morning. The group included defenceman Douglas Murray, who has been out with a lower-body injury. He won’t be playing in Thursday’s game but expects to be “ready and available” for the Canadiens’ season opener Tuesday at the Bell Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Here’s the Habs’ lineup for Thursday night’s game:
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