Button on importance of Petry being in the lineup: He's crucial to Habs' success
Montreal Canadiens defencemen Jeff Petry and Jon Merrill will return for Game 2 against the Vegas Golden Knights. Defencemen Alexander Romanov and Brett Kulak will sit.
Petry has not played since Game 3 of the Canadiens' second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets after sustaining a hand injury. Petry has three assists in 10 playoff games this season.
Merrill has not played since Game 5 of the Habs' first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs due to an undisclosed injury.
The Canadiens trail the Golden Knights 1-0.