Michael Ryder, who missed Saturday's game in New Jersey due to a lower body injury, was at practice Monday. Head coach Michel Therrien said that Ryder will play Tuesday night at home against the Buffalo Sabres.
The Canadiens are currently riding a five-game win streak without the help of Raphael Diaz (concussion), Rene Bourque (concussion), Brandon Prust (upper body) and Yannick Weber (lower body). Bourque, Prust and Weber all skated together on the second ice surface at the Habs practice facility in Brossard. There is no timeline for their return, but Therrien says that they are all making process.
Monday's practice lines:
Ryder - Plekanec - Gionta
Pacioretty - Desharnais - Gallagher
Galchenyuk - Eller - Dumont
Moen - White - Armstrong (with Blunden rotating in on the right wing)
Markov - Emelin
Gorges - Subban
Bouillon - Tinordi