Lars Eller has a lower body injury. He took treatment and missed Sunday’s intrasquad game and will not be available for Monday’s final pre-season scrimmage at the Bell Centre. The nature and the source of the injury is unknown although Eller did absorb a hit from defenseman Alexei Emelin during Saturday scrimmage. If that’s the case, the incident wasn’t serious enough for Eller to leave the game.
Eller is one of four players who find themselves on the sidelines through injury along with rookie defenseman Dalton Thrower and forwards Stefan Fournier and Jack Nevins.
The Eller injury will allow Michel Therrien and his coaches to do some experimenting.
…….Junior graduate Charles Hudon will take Eller’s place between Rene Bourque and Swedish rookie Jacob de la Rose.
……Sven Andrighetto, who had been playing in camp on the left side, his off wing, with Plekanec and Sekac, will be a centre in this game between Bournival and 2013 first round draft choice Michael McCarron.
……Travis Moen moves off left wing on the line with Galchenyuk and Gallagher and will replace Andrighetto on the line with Plekanec and Sekac.
……And we have a true “Kid Line”. Nikita Scherbak (age 18) will play left wing with Alex Galchenyuk (20) and Brendan Gallagher (22). Scherbak was informed of the change an hour after he was told that the Saskatoon Blades had traded his junior rights to the WHL’s Everett Silvertips.
…..The only two untouched lines throughout camp – Desharnais/Pacioretty/Parenteau & Malhotra/Prust/Weise.
Here are the Game’s Line Combinations –
97-Nick Sorkin 53-Jake Dowell 60- Christian Thomas
67-Max Pacioretty 51-David Desharnais 15-P.A. Parenteau
17-Rene Bourque- 75-Charles Hudon 25-Jacob De La Rose
34-Michael McCarron 58-Sven Andrighetto 49-Michael Bournival
79-Andrei Markov 77-TomGilbert
24-Jarred Tinord 64-Greg Pateryn
78-Joe Finley 55-Francis Bouillon
32-Travis Moen 14-Thomas Plekanec 26-Jiri Sekac
8-Brandon Prust 20-Manny Malhotra 22-Dale Weise
11-Gallagher 27-Galchenyuk 35-Scherbak
97-Jeremy Gregoire 37-Gabriel Dumont 90-Drayson Bowman
74-Alexei Emelin 76-P.K. Subban
28-Nathan Beaulieu 43-Mike Weaver
44-Davis Drewiske 36-Magnus Nygren
Gametime at the Bell Centre will be 7:05pm. The scrimmage will be divided into two 25 minute halves with no stopped time.