The Canadiens game against the Rangers Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden (7 p.m., RDS, TSN-HABS, TSN 690 Radio) will be somewhat of a homecoming for Habs tough-guy Brandon Prust, who spent three seasons in New York before signing a four-year, $10-million free-agent contract with Montreal last summer.
While Rangers coach John Tortorella told Larry Brooks of the New York Post that he will see “a guy in a Montreal uniform” goalie Henrik Lundqvist had more to say about Prust.
“He’s a funny guy, a good player who helped us a lot on the penalty kill and who takes a lot of pain for the group,” Lundqvist told Brooks. “What stands out to me is how hard he works and how he puts his body on the line for the team. I respect that a lot. He has a big heart.”
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