Michel Therrien is keeping everyone guessing as to what lineup he will go with in Game 3 tonight against the Bruins.
Following his team's optional morning skate, Therrien would only confirm that Rene Bourque, who missed practice yesterday with the flu, will play.
Mike Weaver spent yesterday paired up with Douglas Murray instead of Francis Bouillon, indicating Murray could make his post-season debut tonight, which will give the Canadiens a little more size against a physical Bruins team.
Up front, there are also question marks surrounding the potential forwards who will dress.
Travis Moen missed the first round of the playoffs with a concussion and made his return in Game 1 of this series, but Therrien decided to go with Michael Bournival over Moen last Saturday, a move to bring more speed to the Canadiens line up.
“It's never fun to sit out especially in the playoffs,” Moen said Tuesday morning. “You want to help your team win, but it was a decision and you have to live with it, hopefully I can play tonight.”
With the absence of Bourque at practice yesterday, Ryan White was practicing as the centre on the fourth line. White has yet to play a game in the playoffs this year and will have to wait and see if his name gets called tonight.
Even though the Canadiens have said that Brandon Prust is healthy, his play doesn't indicate it. At practice on Monday, Prust was no longer on his usual line and instead was skating extra forward alon side George Parros.
Therrien refused to comment on the status of individual players, nut it is obvious Prust hasn't been himself since returning from an upper body injury.