Pacioretty returns to Canadiens’ lineup for Game 2 after concussion


Montreal scoring leader Max Pacioretty returned to the Canadiens’ lineup Friday night, and Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone also took the ice in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoff series.

Pacioretty sustained a concussion in the regular season. He led the Canadiens with 37 goals and 67 points and topped the NHL at plus-38.

Stone is playing with a microfracture and ligament damage in his right wrist after being slashed by Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban in the second period of the Canadiens’ 4-3 victory Wednesday night.

Canadiens forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau missed Game 2 because of an upper-body injury.