News: Andrighetto, who was called up from the AHL on Friday, was in the active lineup for Saturday night's 4-1 win over the Senators. He skated on the fourth line, registering one shot on net and a minus-1 in 7:59 of ice time.
Impact: Andrighetto gives the fourth line an offensive element. But if he's going to have any fantasy value, it will have to come on the power play, on which he received 2:14 time on ice Saturday.
News: Prust scored a goal in Saturday night's 4-1 win over the Senators. He was elevated to the second line for the game and had 17:36 of ice time.
Impact: Prust, normally a fourth-liner, has been skating on the third and second lines lately. And he's taking advantage of his ice time with more skilled forwards. He has points in three of the last four games.
News: Pacioretty (upper body) played 18:48 in Saturday night's 4-1 win over Ottawa. He had two assists and three hits.
Impact: Pacioretty was touch-and-go after getting shoved into the boards in Thursday's loss to the Ducks. His quick recovery is good news and even better still were the two assists. He has five assists in the previous three games.
News: Weaver (concussion) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, according to the NHL's media site.
Impact: Weaver no longer seems to be feeling the effects of the concussion, but he'll serve as a healthy scratch Saturday against the Senators, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. He could struggle to find a regular spot in the lineup for the Canadiens on a consistent basis.
News: Pacioretty (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's tilt with the Senators, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports.
Impact: The Habs plan to have Pacioretty skate during pregame warmups and assess his condition afterward before deciding whether or not he'll be fit to play. It looks like a formal announcement on his status could come down to the wire, so the risk-averse may want to steer away from using him in daily formats. For what it's worth, he was a full participant in morning skate, which would normally indicate that a player is healthy and ready to suit up.
News: Price will be in the crease Saturday against the Senators.
Impact: Price will be making his 28th start of the season Saturday, as his strong ratios (2.32 GAA, .923 save percentage) have forced coach Michel Therrien to give him the nod nearly every night this season. Similarly, he's excelled against the Senators throughout his career, carrying a 16-6-4 record into Saturday's match. Robin Lehner will make the start in goal for the opposition.
News: Pacioretty (upper body) was on the ice for morning skate Saturday and could be an option for the game later in the evening against the Senators, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Impact: Though Pacioretty was briefly hospitalized after exiting Thursday's game following a hard hit by the Ducks' Clayton Stoner, his return to the ice creates hope that he won't have to miss any time due to the injury. It's uncertain if coach Michel Therrien will formally confirm that Pacioretty will return to the lineup Saturday, so it might not be until pregame warmups that a report on the winger's official status comes forth.