According to RDS, four players were missing from Friday’s Canadiens practice in Brossard.
They were defencemen Josh Gorges, Hal Gill and Paul Mara, as well as forward Dominic Moore. Gorges, Gill and Moore took therapy days, whil Mara continues to recover from shoulder surgery.
Andrei Markov took part in the workout, partnered with Ryan O’Byrne. After practice, head coach Jacques Martin could not say whether or not Markov would be ready for the next series. But he did say that should he return, he would likely have some limitations. Martin added the decision on whether or not Markov will be play will be based on how the injured defenceman feels.