Thanks to a couple transactions from general manager Marc Bergevin earlier this week, Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien has been forced to throw his lines in a blender.
Recently acquired forwards Nate Thompson and Dale Weise will make their season debut for the Habs tonight on a line with Nicolas Deslauriers as the team takes on the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
Aside from this new look fourth line, the rest of the Habs offensive lines remain unchanged. Here’s how the forwards are expected to line up for tonight’s contest:
Drouin - Danault - GallagherTatar - Domi - Shaw
Lehkonen - Kotkaniemi - ArmiaDeslauriers - Thompson - Weise
As for the D, newcomer Christian Folin will have to wait for his debut as he’ll be scratched for tonight’s game. Here’s how the rest of the blue line will line up:
Mete - WeberReilly - Petry
Kulak - Benn
Carey Price gets the start in goal. Puck drop is 8pm ET from Nashville. Go, Habs, go!