Monday, October 20, 2008

Lineup Changes For Panthers/Habs Tilt

The lineup will look a little different from the winning lineup iced thus far.

Forwards Chris Higgins - who still hasn't played this season -, Andrei Kostitsyn - who suffered a concussion vs. Phoenix -, and Georges Laraque - who once again tweaked his groin -, will not be in the lineup tonight.

Kyle Chipchura was recalled today and will play tonight as the Habs host the Panthers at 7:30.

Making his first start of the season will be D Francis Bouillon.

Sergei Kostitsyn will replace brother Andrei on his line alongside Tomas Plekanec and Alex Kovalev.

Finally, Jaroslav Halak gets the call in goal.

Tune into the TEAM 990 (990am) at 7 p.m. for the pre-game show with YOURS TRULY, Sal Amato and Rod Francis.


Pat said...

Groin injuries are real tough to get over. I had one a few years back and it took almost 2 months to recover... and I'm not an athelete putting pressure on my groin and legs on a daily basis no I can understand that the team wants to take their time on this one.

sasabainga said...

Of course, makes sense. Better to have someone come back at 100% while the team is on a good run anyways, rather than to rush someone back at about 80% and risk aggrevating the injury. Montreal is like KFC; instead of chicken, they do injuries right.