Canadiens coach Michel Therrien confirmed that Ryan White is still in the doghouse and will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (7:30 p.m., TSN, RDS, TSN 690 Radio).
Therrien has juggled some lines with Max Pacioretty joining youngsters Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk, who is celebrating his 19th birthday. In case you were wondering, this a promotion for the kids.
It’s a demotion for the struggling duo of Erik Cole and David Desharnais, who are now playing with Brandon Prust.
There’s a sense of desperation for both teams because the Lightning has lost four in a row, while the Canadiens are on a three-game skid.
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