Updating Kovalev’s status at 5:42 p.m.
Alex Kovalev did not take part in today’s practice, nursing a sore ankle apparently dinged early in Wednesday’s game vs. the Florida Panthers. Kovalev returned to score the game-winning goal in overtime, but he’s not been on skates since, and it’s unclear whether he’ll be in shape to face the Philadelphia Flyers at the Bell Centre on Saturday.
Defenceman Josh Gorges was home… sick. But Roman Hamrlik, out the past week with the flu and a skin irritation, is expected to be back in the lineup.
Carey Price gets the start in goal, and you can hear him here speaking about that.
Other audio: captain Saku Koivu talks about individual success, Michael Ryder and much more.