Canadiens Notebook: Victor Mete and Ales Hemsky rejoin team for practice

The Canadiens’ mini-vacation ended Friday when the players reported to Brossard for a 4 p.m. practice to prepare for Saturday night’s game against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, SN, TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690) as their bye week in the schedule comes to an end.

Forward Ales Hemsky, who hasn’t played since suffering a concussion during a game in Anaheim on Oct. 20, was on the ice wearing a non-contact jersey, while rookie defenceman Victor Mete rejoined the Canadiens after winning a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Buffalo. Hemsky was pointless in seven games before suffering his injury, while Mete has four assists and is plus-5 in 27 games with the Canadiens while averaging 14:52 of ice time.

Coach Claude Julien made a change on one of his top lines at practice, putting rookie Charles Hudon on right wing instead of Artturi…

Original published: 2018-01-13 00:52:38 Read the full Montreal News here

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