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Game Day Notebook: First game since Jan. 1 as Habs visit Bruins

  Game Day Notebook: First game since Jan. 1 as Habs visit Bruins The Canadiens will play their first game since Jan. 1 when they face the Bruins Wednesday night in Boston (7 p.m., SN, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). The Canadiens had 16 players on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list when they lost 5-2 to the Panthers on New Year’s Day in Florida and were forced to play with only 18 players instead of the regular 20. The Canadiens will have a full lineup against the Bruins after the number of players they had on the COVID-19 protocol list reached 24 during their break in the schedule.

Canadiens' Ryan Poehling (25) and Colorado Avalanche's Devon Toews (7) try to get to the puck in Montreal on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. © Provided by The Gazette Canadiens' Ryan Poehling (25) and Colorado Avalanche's Devon Toews (7) try to get to the puck in Montreal on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.

After facing more than 50 shots in consecutive games, goalie Sam Montembeault gets a night off as Cayden Primeau will start in goal for the Canadiens when they face the Avalanche on Saturday night at Ball Arena in Colorado.

Puck drop 7 p.m. ( SNE, City, TVA Sports, TSN-690 Radio, 98.5 FM) .


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The team announced a number of injury updates this afternoon. Montembeault has a minor injury, meaning Michael McNiven will serve as backup. Jonathan Drouin has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, while Jeff Petry and Josh Anderson are game-time decisions.

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The Avalanche are on a tear, having won nine of their last 10 games.

Liveblog: Habs return to (an empty) Bell Centre vs. Ducks .
The Montreal Canadiens will play their first game on home ice since Dec. 16 when they host the Anaheim Ducks at the Bell Centre Thursday. Puck drop just after 7 p.m. (TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM) Cayden Primeau will once again start in goal. He was pulled after the second period on Monday in an 8-2 loss against the Minnesota Wild, but fared better in a 43-save performance on Saturday vs. the Colorado Avalanche. Sam Montembeault will return from his lower-body injury this weekend. Video: Paul Stastny three point game leads Jets over Blues (cbc.

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