With the exception of spares Yannick Weber and Tom Pyatt, the Canadiens slept in this morning.
The Avalanche did skate snd received some good news when Paul Stastny was cleared to play tonight after missing one game with a back injury.
Colorado has won five games in a row despite a string of injuries. Kyle Cumiskey, Peter Mueller, Kyle Quincey and Chris Stewart are out indefintely while Milan Hejduk and Cory McLeod are day-to-day with groin injuries.
T. J. Galliardi returned to the lineup last week after missing 17 games with a broken wrist.
Tonight’s game starts at 6 p.m. local time which is 8 p.m. back home. It’s on RDS, TSN-A and CJAD Radio-800).