Ill, the veteran Nate Thompson has not participated in the training session of the Montreal canadiens, Friday, in the morning, a few hours to face the Penguins in Pittsburgh.
Thompson represents a questionable case for the party planned in the evening.
Recovering still from an injury to his knee, the winger Paul Byron was training, but he should not play.
“This is what he needs, to accompany the team and to rehearse,” explained coach Claude Julien about it. This is what Paul did this week and we’ll hope to have good news soon.”
The Habs, who lost his last two games, recovered to seven points of the Maple Leafs of Toronto, and in the third place of the Atlantic chapter giving access to the series.
“I’ve seen teams go up it, so this is really a question of pace and to rediscover the path of victory, of winning a couple in a row, has seen the centre Phillip Danault. But it is necessary to focus on tonight, play hard for 60 minutes.”
“It’s a game that we should win, especially with the way we played in the last two games, I think it was unacceptable,” said veteran Ilya Kovalchuk to the output of the drive.
The group does not seem to lose morale, according to Julien.
“Mentally, the guys are still very good because we do not see a drop even if you lose some matches”, he stressed.