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Rusnak: Canadiens using last few days for team building

Jessica Rusnak

9/28/2013 1:46:38 PM

The Canadiens have three days remaining to get ready for the season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday at the Bell Centre.

Michel Therrien will use the next few days to work on systems, execution and team building. Ideally, Therrien would have liked to have done an overnight team building exercise, but because of the club's schedule they do not have the time. Instead the Canadiens have invited specialists in team bonding activities to come to Brossard.

The Habs received some good news, as tough guy George Parros has officially been cleared by the team doctor to play. He was practicing on a line with Travis Moen and Brandon Prust. Prust, after practice, suggested their line should be nicknamed the "soft hands line." On the blueline it is still unknown if Douglas Murray, who signed with the Habs this off-season, will be ready to play on Tuesday. Therrien would not say which players he will dress on opening night.

Lines from Saturday's practice:
 
Bourque - Plekanec - Gionta
Pacioretty - Desharnais - Briere
Galchenyuk - Eller - Gallagher
Moen - Prust - Parros
White - Bournival
 
Gorges - Subban
Markov - Diaz
Tinordi - Bouillon
Murray