Canadiens goaltender Carey Price came to the Bell Centre this morning for the skate, but was sent home when he reported he wasn’t feeling well. Head coach Jacques Martin said he’ll be a game-time decision, but expects he’ll at least feel well enough to sit as backup. There will be no callup.
Defencemen Paul Mara and Alexandre Picard will be healthy scratches, along with Ryan White. Tom Pyatt is back in.
New defenceman Brent Sopel will play alongside Yannick Weber.
The Carolina Hurricanes will be without Eric Staal, who suffered an upper body injury last night in their 4-1 win over Pittsburgh. Staal didn’t make the trip to Montreal. The Hurricanes didn’t skate this morning.