Rehabilitating Canadiens defenceman Ryan O’Byrne was skating up a storm early this morning in Brossard with team head athletic therapist Graham Rynbend. A good sign as O’Byrne continues to rebuild his sprained knee; he’s pencilled in for a return at the end of the month, though the team hopes it’s earlier than that.
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UPDATE: Jaro Spacek is practising. Therapy day for Brian Gionta. Everyone else on the ice. Team wearing green pants and helmets, which they’ll wear Tuesday at home vs. Calgary with the throwback red and green, maple-leafed jersey.
UPDATE 2: Lines at practice: Gomez with Cammalleri and Andrei K (Gionta therapy day); Plekanec with Latendresse and Lapierre; Chipchura with White and Pyatt; Metro with Moen and Pacioretty.