Canadiens not looking at Leafs series as a playoff preview
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Star goalie Carey Price, who has missed the past two weeks with a concussion, is expected to skate with the Habs on Tuesday, head coach Dominique Ducharme said on Monday.
Shea Weber (upper-body), Paul Byron (lower-body) and Tomas Tatar (lower-body) all remain out and are listed as day-to-day.
Ducharme doesn't think injured forward Brendan Gallagher, out with a broken thumb, will return before season’s end but is hopeful he’ll be available for the start of the playoffs.
The Habs assign defenceman Xavier Ouellet to the AHL’s Laval Rocket. Jake Allen will start between the pipes Monday against the Leafs.
Projected Lines vs. Maple Leafs - John Lu, TSN
Kotkaniemi – Danault – Anderson
Toffoli – Suzuki – Armia
Lehkonen – Evans – Caufield
Frolik – Staal – Perry
Romanov – Chiarot
Edmundson – Petry
Kulak – Merrill
Toronto Maple Leafs
Projected Lines vs. Habs - Mark Masters, TSN
Foligno - Matthews - Marner
Galchenyuk - Tavares - Nylander
Mikheyev - Kerfoot - Simmonds
Thornton - Brooks - Spezza
Rielly - Brodie
Muzzin - Liljegren
Sandin - Dermott
Monday's Practice Lines - TSN 1200
Gustavsson-in starters end.
Projected Lines vs. Sens - Sara Orlesky, TSN
Brandon Sutter missed the morning skate and won't play Monday against the Edmonton Oilers due to an upper-body injury. Marc Michaelis is also out with an upper-body injury.
Projected Lines vs. Oilers - Farhan Lalji, TSN
Extras: Eriksson, Rathbone, Chatfield, Bowey
Evgeni Malkin will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup Monday for the first time since March 16.
Malkin, who was cleared for full contact last Wednesday, has missed 23 games after being injured on a hit from Boston Bruins defenceman Jarred Tinordi.
In other injury news, forward Evan Rodrigues is out day-to-day while defenceman Mike Matheson is sidelined week-to-week with injuries. Forward Brandon Tanev will not play Monday against the Philadelphia Flyers.
St. Louis Blues
Head coach Craig Berube told the media after Monday's skate that there's a good chance star forward Vladimir Tarasenko will return against the Anaheim Ducks. The 29-year-old has four goals and 10 assists over 23 games this season.
New York Rangers
Star forward Artemi Panarin will not skate with the Rangers on Monday morning due to maintenance. Chris Kreider, Jacob Trouba, Ryan Lindgren and Brett Howden will all miss New York's game against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden.
Rookie goalie Spencer Knight gets the nod for the Panthers between the pipes for Monday's game against the Dallas Stars while Philippe Desrosiers will serve as the backup.
Forward Mason Marchment will return to the lineup and fellow forward Sam Bennett is sidelined with an upper-body injury.