I'm glad O'Byrne's back. Looking purely at his stats, it seems he played halfway decent in Hamilton. We've lost the last couple of games, the D hasn't been stellar, and there's no way Brisebois (and maybe others) should feel as if there's nobody to take their spot. I hope Breezer sits for a couple of games and the kid gets a shot on the road before the team comes home this weekend.
RE Laraque. I suppose we'll want him around for the Boston game, but with Higgins getting the green light, I don't see where Laraque, and even Begin, fit in. No reason to sit the kids (D'Agostini and Pacioretty) IMO.
My lineup - for the Florida games anyways:
Brisebois = healthy scratch
Dandenault = IR
Lang - A Kost - S Kost
Plekanec - Kovalev - Pacioretty
Koivu - Higgins - D'Agostini
Lapierre - Latendresse - Kostopoulos
Begin, Laraque = healthy scratches
Tanguay = IR
Weren't the Habs basically playing with fire by having just 6 guys around since Weber went down? You need to have a spare in case there's an injury in warmups or whatnot. Especially if there's a road trip coming up. O'Byrne is still our best/most-ready young defenseman, so he's the logical recall.