Mike Matheson was wearing a regular practice jersey
BROSSARD — The Canadiens practiced at the Bell Sports Complex on Friday before flying to New York.
Here are the lines and defense pairings featured by head coach Martin St-Louis:
|Friday, January 13
|22 – Cole Caufield||14 – Nick Suzuki||77 – Kirby Dach|
|63 – Evgenii Dadonov||71 – Jake Evans||40 – Joel Armia|
|20 – Juraj Slafkovsky||28 – Christian Dvorak||17 – Josh Anderson|
|55 – Michael Pezzetta / 68 – Mike Hoffman||27 – Jonathan Drouin||56 – Jesse Ylonen|
|44 – Joel Edmundson||58 – David Savard||35 – Sam Montembeault|
54 – Jordan Harris
26 – Johnathan Kovacevic
|34 – Jake Allen|
|72 – Arber Xhekaj||6 – Chris Wideman||30 – Cayden Primeau|
|8 – Mike Matheson||52 – Justin Barron|
Ylonen and Pezzetta spent some time on the ice with Primeau and Allen before practice began. They were joined by goaltending coach Eric Raymond.
Matheson was wearing a regular practice jersey, suggesting that he has been cleared for contact after being sidelined with a lower-body injury. The veteran defenseman hasn’t played since Dec. 17 against the Lightning.
The Canadiens will face the Islanders on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. ET.