- Patrick Kaleta will not play; he is day-to-day with an upper body injury
- Travis Turnbull will make his NHL debut on the RW with Boyes & McCormick
- Ryan Miller gets the start in goal; 22-8-6 all-time vs. MTL; 2.26 GAA & .923 save%
- Tyler Myers returns to the lineup after serving his three-game suspension.
- Nathan Gerbe remains day-to-day with an upper body muscle strain.
Turnbull will dress as RW4 and wear #65. And for those heading to the arena, Craig Muni will be in the tailgate tent tonight.
As for Montreal:
March 20, 2012
All players were on the ice for practice on Tuesday, with the exception of the injured players who will not be making the trip with the team to Buffalo, including Brian Gionta, Travis Moen, Tomas Kaberle, Scott Gomez and Raphael Diaz. Mathieu Darche skated on the second ice but will also not accompany the team to Buffalo.
I think Myers is going to have his second career fight tonight. It just seems to be the way of the current NHL.
If he's going to fight, I hope he wraps that wrist before the game so he can actually throw. Still, I'm sure Staubitz and White will challenge him, but I'm not sold on him being forced to toss the mitts. I think McCormick knows his role tonight, and that's going to be making sure his franchise defenseman doesn't have to fight unless he wants to. If Cody doesn't chuck the lefts tonight, I'd be beyond surprised. Hope his head holds up.