Saku Koivu was absent from practice in Verdun this morning.
The early word on Koivu is he’s having a treatment day but the club hasn’t said what he’s being treated for. He didn’t play during the OT last night.
Koivu missed most of training camp with a foot injury he sustained playing in Finland during the summer.
In the absence of No. 11, Christopher Higgins centred Alex Tanguay and Guillaume Latendresse this morning
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Canadiens have sent Kyle Chipchura to the Bulldogs.
The team announcement:
Forward Kyle Chipchura has been assigned to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. He will report to Hamilton tonight.
Last season, the 22-year old centreman compiled 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Canadiens. He finished the 2007-08 campaign with Hamilton, posting 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) and serving 27 penalty minutes in 39 AHL contests.
Chipchura did not dress for any of the four games the Canadiens have played this season.