Montreal (1st - Atlantic) at Columbus (7th - Metropolitan)

Matchup Details
Thu, Feb 26 - Nationwide Arena
FACEOFF - 7:00 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
Montreal 39-16-3-232-2895521-7-2-218-9-1-018-31
Columbus 26-29-2-233-26-82412-15-1-114-14-1-130-28
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Montreal
PPlayerStatusNotes
DA. Emelin
Early April
Shoulder
02/26/15
Emelin has a shoulder injury which will keep him out for six weeks.
DS. Gonchar
Ques Sat
Upper Body
02/26/15
Gonchar is on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury. He is questionable to return Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
RWP. Parenteau
I-R
Concussion
02/18/15
Parenteau is on injured reserve with a concussion. He is making good progress in his recovery but is still under league protocol.
Columbus
PPlayerStatusNotes
RWD. Clarkson
Prob Sat
Acquired
02/26/15
Clackson has been recently acquired by the Blue Jackets and is expected to play Saturday against the Devils.
CB. Dubinsky
Ques Sat
Undisclosed
02/27/15
Dubinsky suffered an upper-body injury during Thursday's game and did not return. He is questionable Saturday against the Devils.
GS. Bobrovsky
Ques Sat
Groin
02/26/15
Bobrovsky is on injured reserve with a groin injury. He is questionable to return for Saturday's game against the Devils.
DD. Prout
Ques Sat
Upper Body
02/26/15
Prout has missed the last eight games with an upper-body injury. He is questionable to return Saturday against the Devils.
DK. Connauton
Ques Sat
Lower Body
02/26/15
Connaughton did not play Thursday due to a lower-body injury and is questionable for Saturday's game against the Devils.
CB. Jenner
I-R
Back
02/26/15
Jenner is on injured reserve whole recovering from a stress fracture in his back. He has resumed skating however there is no timetable for his return.
RWJ. Skille
out for season
Shoulder
02/25/15
Skille has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury.
DR. Murray
Late March
Ankle
02/09/15
Murray has been placed on injured reserve and will miss up to six weeks with a high-ankle sprain.
RWJ. Morin
I-R
Heart
01/28/15
Moring is on injured reserve due to an accelerated heart rate.
NEWS

Covers Preview - The Montreal Canadiens can become the third team to reach 40 wins when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday in the second matchup between the teams in six days. The Canadiens followed a 3-1 home victory over the Blue Jackets with an impressive 5-2 drubbing at St. Louis on Saturday to maintain a one-point edge over the New York Islanders atop the Eastern Conference. Montreal won at Columbus 3-1 on Jan. 14 and is 4-1-0 in the last five meetings.

 
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