Chris Higgins will be out for 6 weeks with ligament damage in his ankle.

As a crazed religious zealot once said, "When the hockey gods close a door, they open a window." Climbing in through the window tonight will be 19 year old Guillaume Latendresse, who will get his chance to play on the top line with Koivu and Ryder vs. the Oilers.

While I'm at it, here are all of the projected lines/pairings for the evening:

Latendresse - Koivu - Ryder
Samsonov - Kovalev - Perogy
Begin - Bonk - Johnson
Murray - Plekanec - Downey

Souray - Rivet
Markov - Komisarek
Streit - Niinimaa

Reflecting on this lineup, I must say that the Habs are doing OK at 7-3-3 while missing two of their regular defensemen for almost the entire season thus far.


Wow. This must be the geekiest Habs-related forum sig image ever.

Just in case the fan who created this image happens to be a regular reader: I'm laughing with you, not at you.


Anonymous kazmojo said...

Some have speculated about Begin, but I wonder if Plekanec would end up on the first line at some point during the game. He can play the left side, and has done about as much as Latendresse to deserve the chance.

And if Higgins goes on the DL, who does Gainey recall? Kostitsyn?

11/07/2006 5:20 p.m.  
Blogger Jeff J said...

Kostitsyn would be my guess. Conveniently, he can join the team when they're in Toronto on Saturday.

11/08/2006 3:46 p.m.  

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