Virus sidelines Spacek

Defenceman Jaroslav Spacek will miss tonight’s crucial game against the Flyers because he’s suffering from flu-like symptoms. In his absence, Marc-AndrĂ© Bergeron will move to defence and Ben Maxwell will play on the fourth line.

The Canadiens are also missing Sergei Kostitsyn, who is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Tom Pyatt is taking his spot.


  1. habs03 says:

    Hey Jimmy Shaker, this is why I rather have Hamrlik on D instead of MAB,
    which you suggested earlier, it wasn’t the bad pinch, but late in the
    first, he was on the boards and passed it back to the slot right to a
    flyer. I love him for his point shot but he can’t play D

  2. HUDSONHAB says:

    I concur, if the Habs were in the second round and needed a D-man then call up PK but otherwise leave him win with the Dawgs.


  3. lavie says:

    There should be a strategic decision-making from JM: Don’t play MAB as a Dman for the rest of this season.

    If Spack is still not available tomorrow, a Dman from Dogs should be called up, ideally PK Subban.

  4. HUDSONHAB says:

    Nice pinch…Nice give away MAB….Hab4life

  5. Mattyleg says:

    Totally with you on that one, Ian.

    Hate to harp on about it, but look at Del Zotto. Brought up too early. -22. Bad for a young d-man.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  6. slapshot777 says:

    Good start nice work along the boards, nice goal Pleks.


    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  7. slapshot777 says:

    Good start nice work along the boards, nice goal Pleks.


    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  8. slapshot777 says:

    I am sure this didn’t just pop up with Spacek, why didn’t the Habs just call up an extra d-man from Hamilton. The flight wouldn’t have taken that long and it wouldn’t leave them shorthanded.


    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  9. Ian Cobb says:

    The Dogs need PK and PK needs the Dogs. He needs to finish the year with his team that is heading for a lot longer playoff run than we are I’m afraid. The experience in the AHL playoffs will be a plus for the HABS when he earns a spot on our roster in the fall.

    Let him finish his year in style with his team.!

  10. crabvader says:

    Ugh, why couldn’t we just call up Alex Henry for this one? Knuckles Henry.

  11. SeriousFan09 says:

    Yea, tonight is going to be a total **** show if we can’t crack Boucher early.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  12. habs-hampton says:

    Colby Armstrong is out for 2 games. Atlanta has tough sched and that ain’t gonna help.

    What a goof!

  13. Tis Himself says:

    Gotta light him up early and often like the Isles did last night.

  14. WestHab says:

    The defence has been frustrating to watch.  This does not help.  The Habs have been very vunerable deep in their own end.  Need to finish checks and make simpler plays out of the zone.  That puck has a tendency to linger way too long behind our own blueline.

  15. lavie says:

    I would call up a Dman from Dogs.

  16. Storm Man says:


  17. Malreg says:

    Obviously can’t call-up some one 90 minutes before gametime…

  18. Storm Man says:

    And who was the first Hab to have words with Powe after that hit?????  Price was

  19. HNS says:

    No practice=victory

  20. mrhabby says:

    the human pin ball back to defence…..hate being negative.

  21. The Big One says:

    i hate being negative too – but i’m not sure that you could’ve described him any better.  it looks like his skates are about 5 sizes too big.  he does have one heck of a shot though.

  22. linp says:

    I am really disappointed with the management. Why all these surprises? You can’t get ill suddenly. There must be time to call up Subban if they think the game is important. I think the management fails the team.

  23. Storm Man says:

    Best call PK for Saturdays game

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