News: Bournival (shoulder) skated with his teammates at Friday's morning session.
Impact: Bournival won't be a lineup consideration for Friday and perhaps the next several games, but he's shown tangible signs of progress in the last few days. He was able to get in some shooting a few days ago and may only need to take part in a full-contact practice or two before the Habs activate him from IR.
News: Eller and Jiri Sekac rotated in on a new power-play attack during Thursday's practice session, Hockey Inside Out reports. The Canadiens rank 25th in power-play effectiveness, so head coach Michel Therrien was looking at a different option.
Impact: Therrien had the team in a 1-3-1 lineup that featured one defenseman (P.K. Subban) and four forwards, but he's not committing to rolling out this look in games just yet.
News: Sekac and Lars Eller rotated in as part of new power-play lineup during Thursday's practice, Hockey Inside Out reports.
Impact: Head coach Michel Therrien is toying with the idea of a 1-3-1 power-play lineup, which uses one defenseman (P.K. Subban) and four forwards. Therrien said he's used such a lineup in the past, but wouldn't commit to deploying it in games yet. He wants more options for his team, which ranks 25th in power-play effectiveness.