Pouliot odd man out at practice, no confirmation on Game 4 lineup

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Pouliot exchanges blows at the end of the first period of Game 3 with Boston’s Andrew Ference.
Allen McInnis, Gazette

Benoit Pouliot would seem to be headed for the Bell Centre’s press gallery Thursday night for Game 4 – if there were room. But since there’s not, he’ll likely be watching from the players’ lounge off the dressing room.

Pouliot was odd man out at practice in Brossard this morning, Jeff Halpern apparently bound for a return to action, practising as a winger on a line with Lars Eller and Travis Moen. But after practice, head coach Jacques Martin would not confirm the reinsertion of Halpern in the lineup, nor the dropping of Pouliot. A decision to be announced, it seems, on game day.

Tom Pyatt is skating with David Desharnais and Ryan White, the Canadiens’ top two lines untouched.

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