At the beginning of the day on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie reported that Max Pacioretty had a deep cut around his rib area due to a skate. If you watch the replay, you can see the skate come up and cause Max some pain. Pacioretty did confirm that he was in the hospital Saturday night for the injury. At first, Max was questionable to play Monday against the Hurricanes even though he took to the ice for practice. He felt tight but it appears he will play regardless.
For Gallagher, he is currently listed as day-to-day with a concussion due to Schenn’s (dirty) hit and Therrien indicated that he would not be back until he is 100%; they will take proper protocol. I believe the first thing that I was “happy” about in regards to Gallagher was that the Habs did not let him go back out on the ice unlike other organizations have this season as well as in the past. Hopefully Gally is not out too long as Desharnais, Pacioretty and himself were creating quite the chemistry against the Flyers.
Armstrong and Emelin were in practice after collecting their own bumps and bruises Saturday night. In addition to those players, Subban was out with flu-like symptoms and is 50-50 to play against Carolina. As for Carey Price, he is feeling better but he will not start on Monday.
Robert Mayer, goaltender who backed up Budaj against the Flyers, was reassigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs as Price is good enough to sit on the bench in case he is needed against Carolina. Hopefully he won’t be, go Budaj!
Speaking of Carolina, since I have been a lot, Jeff Skinner will not be in Montreal as he is out with an upper-body injury. Good news for Habs no?
According to Andy Mailly-Pressoir, Gallagher did not remember that he scored last night nor did he even remember his own name. Regardless of feeling better Sunday, Ryan White will draw in and will try to redeem himself. Many fans have been all over the energetic forward for his play to start the season, I am pulling for Whitey to have a good, solid game and prove that he has every right to be in the line up.
Quite a busy week ahead for the Habs. If they can come out of it above .500, that would be great for them moving forward.