Higgins Has Bruised Bone Above Left Ankle And Will Play Against Ottawa; Grabovski In/Kostopolous Out


    Chris Higgins says the ankle injury he suffered on Saturday was a bone bruise, unrelated to the severe left ankle sprain that caused him to miss 17 games last season. He will play on Monday. Cristobal Huet will start in goal for the Canadiens when they host Ottawa on Monday night. All indications are that the Canadiens will keep defenceman Mathieu Dandenault at right wing for the remainder of the season. With Josh Gorges and Patrice Brisebois sharing the sixth spot on the blueline, the Canadiens will opt to call someone up if a defenceman gets injured. – TSN/RDS

    Tonight’s Lineup:


    Higgins – Koivu – Ryder
    Kostitsyn – Plekanec – Kovalev
    Latendresse – Chipchura – Smolinski
    Begin – Grabovski – Dandenault


    Markov – Komisarek
    Hamrlik – Brisebois
    Bouillon – Streit


    Spares: Kostopoulos (suspended) , Gorges