As expected, the Canadiens recalled defenceman Nathan Beaulieu from the Hamilton Bulldogs Friday. Beaulieu had been sent back to Hamilton on Wednesday after watching the Canadiens/Leafs game from the press box Tuesday. He assisted on the only goal of the 1-0 Hamilton exhibition win over Utica at Dundas Ontario Thursday night. He will likely be in the Bell Centre press box again Saturday night when the Canadiens take on the Philadelphia Flyers.
After their day at Lac Megantic Thursday, the Canadiens were back at the Brossard training centre Friday. Both Max Pacioretty and Brandon Prust were back in practice with their teammates after missing the Lac Megantic trip for a therapy session. Pacioretty suffered what appeared to be an injury to his left forearm in a collision with the Leafs Colton Orr in the first period of Tuesday’s game. He returned in the second period but appeared to finish the game in some discomfort. Pacioretty’s presence in the lineup will be a game day decision. Prust missed the Thursday practice to take care of some personal business.
In the absence of George Parros, and considering it’s the Flyers Saturday night, we’re likely to see Ryan White in the lineup. White and rookie Michael Bournival alternated in practice between Travis Moen and Prust.
Parros was a spectator at Friday’s practice. Coach Michel Therrien told reporters that Parros ” has headaches, mild headaches, not migraines. It’s nothing major.”
Carey Price will be in goal again against the Flyers.
On another note:
It’s just a list, and most of them aren’t worth the time they take to prepare them, but hockeysfuture.com has named Alex Galchenyuk hockey’s number one prospect ahead of Jonathan Huberdeau, Nail Yakupov,Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones. Very nice but, on the same list Brendan Gallagher is ranked 35th, Nathan Beaulieu 36th and Jarred Tinordi not at all in their top 50. (You can read their whole list here)
Here’s The Way The Canadiens Practiced Friday