News: Price will be in the crease in Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Marc Antoine Godin of La Presse (Montreal) reports.
Impact: Price has posted back-to-back wins since returning from injury Friday against the Islanders, and will look to secure a third straight win Wednesday against a Rangers club that has also won its last two games. It will be a tough matchup, as New York has been one of the league's top offensive units this season, averaging 3.10 goals scored per game, fourth best in the NHL.
News: Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said Emelin (lower body) could play Wednesday in New York, but an official decision on his availability for that contest has yet to be made, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.
Impact: Emelin is currently on injured reserve, though eligible to return once healthy. If he proves unfit to play Wednesday, the defender's next chance to lace his skates for a game will be Friday against the Devils, another road match.
News: Smith-Pelly (lower body) returned to practice Tuesday morning and is assuming a spot on the first line with Brendan Gallagher out at least six weeks with a hand injury, TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie reports.
Impact: Smith-Pelly is known as a smooth, versatile skater but his natural fit is on a checking line rather than the top scoring unit. It's not clear how long he will stay on that top line, but assuming his lower-body injury permits him to play, fantasy owners should get a clear picture of this situation following Montreal's road contest against the Rangers on Wednesday.
News: Mitchell (lower body) will be out for another 7-to-10 days.
Impact: Mitchell is still trying to overcome the lower-body malady that he originally sustained Nov. 19 against the Coyotes. The 30-year-old center has performed quite well with the Habs this season. In 20 games, he has chipped in five goals and the same number of assists despite only averaging 12:08 TOI.
News: Gallagher underwent surgery on his left hand Monday and will miss a minimum of six weeks.
Impact: Gallagher, who already has 19 points this campaign, broke two fingers after getting struck on his left hand Sunday night in a win over the Islanders, and barring a miraculous recovery, the hockey world probably won't see him back until 2016. According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, Devante Smith-Pelly will take Gallagher's spot on the first line.