The Montreal Canadiens capped their pre-season in forgettable fashion, getting shut-out 3-0 on home ice to the Minnesota Wild.
They finish their pre-season at 6-3-0, including 3 shootout wins.
The Habs now shift their focus to their season opener in Buffalo on Friday, October 10th.
Still uncertain to play is big Georges Laraque. Despite having said himself that he would be ready for Friday's contest, Laraque was simply unable to skate today in practice. Coach Carbonneau confirmed the uncertainty of his status as well.
The Habs follow up on Friday's opener with another road game Saturday night as they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. They then roll into Philadelphia on Monday to round out the road-trip before heading home to host Michael Ryder and the Boston Bruins Wednesday in their first game of a 5-game homestand.