Michel Therrien had enough to talk about “progress” of his injuries. So he even told the medical staff Canadiens him say the least.
“I told them that the only news I want from them is when a player is ready to play the next game. That aside, I do not know. I do not ask them too many questions because I live in the present moment. I focus on the players who are capable of playing, “said head coach CH Friday, while his assistant Jean-Jacques Daignault and Pierre Groulx led a drive optional with nine players at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.
Therrien has not received news about Rene Bourque and Brandon Prust Friday morning, which means they do not likely face the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday at the Bell Centre.
Neither Ryan White, too. It hurt his lower body during the 8:34 he spent on the ice against the Islanders on Thursday night, the Habs and consequently recalled Michael Blunden minors.
It is highly unlikely that a turnaround would occur as a wounded Saturday to take part in full training before being sent into the fray, said Therrien.
“If a player can not train, he can not play more, the veteran coach started. There will be no miracle at midnight! A player will need to practice with the team before you even think about playing. ”
If Bourque is somewhat mysterious since it is not driven Friday, after attending Wednesday’s meeting and accompanied the team to Long Island, but not participate in the match.
Prust skated, but solo before Friday’s practice.
The nine players who shod runners for the session are optional goaltender Peter Budaj, human PK Subban, Tomas Kaberle, Jarred Tinordi, Yannick Weber and forwards Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk, Gabriel Dumont and Travis Moen.
Carey Price will face the Sabres on Saturday. He will be entitled to a fifth start in a row.
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