Montreal (1st - Atlantic) at New Jersey (7th - Metropolitan)

Matchup Details
Fri, Jan 20 - Prudential Center
FACEOFF - 7:30 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
Montreal 27-13-5-128-18189516-5-2-011-8-3-120-18
New Jersey 19-18-7-228-18-5510-6-3-09-12-4-216-18
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Montreal
PPlayerStatusNotes
GC. Price
Ques Fri
Rest
01/19/17
Price is not expected to see any action against the Devils on Friday due to a routine day of rest.
CD. Desharnais
Early Feb
Knee
12/07/16
Desharnais sustained a knee injury and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks as a result.
DA. Markov
Out indefinitely
Groin
01/18/17
Markov is out of action due to a groin injury and is on the injured reserve. He has returned to practice but it is unknown when he will make his return to the lineup.
RWB. Gallagher
Early March
Hand
01/06/17
Gallagher underwent surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks as a result.
DG. Pateryn
Early Feb
Ankle
12/11/16
Pateryn is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks as he has been placed on injured reserve with a fractured ankle.
New Jersey
PPlayerStatusNotes
GC. Schneider
Ques Fri
Illness
01/20/17
Schneider is dealing with an illness and his status is uncertain for Friday's game against the Canadiens.
CS. Kalinin
Ques Fri
Lower Body
01/17/17
Kalinin missed his third-straight game with a lower-body injury and his status for Friday's game against the Canadiens is uncertain.
DJ. Merrill
Out Fri
Illness
01/20/17
Merrill will not play Friday against the Canadiens due to an illness.
DA. Greene
Ques Fri
Wrist
01/18/17
Greene is on injured reserve while recovering from a left wrist injury but has returned to practice and could be back in the lineup Friday against the Canadiens.
DY. Auvitu
Out indefinitely
Lower Body
01/10/17
Auvitu has been placed on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury and is without a timetable for return.
DJ. Moore
I-R
Concussion
12/31/16
Moore has been placed on the injured reserve with a concussion.
LWV. Fiddler
Late Jan
Lower Body
12/28/16
Fiddler has been placed on the injured reserve with a lower-body injury and is expected to miss three-to-four weeks.
CM. Savard
out for season
Concussion
06/12/16
Savard was placed on long-term injured reserve due to concussion-like symptoms. He has not played since the 2010-11 season.
NEWS

Covers Preview - Taylor Hall was quick to label the New Jersey Devils' recent four-game road trip as a "make or break" moment of their season, and he responded by recording a point in each contest. Hall (team-leading 29 points) hopes his productive play continues when New Jersey begins a stretch of 12 of its next 16 games at home, beginning with Friday's tilt versus the Montreal Canadiens.

 
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