Max is back, Gallagher is out with concussion

Posted By: Abe Hefter · 2/17/2013 1:56:00 PM

Brendan Gallagher suffered a concussion in the third period of last night's win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

That medical information was shared by head coach Michel Therrien following today's practice at Brossard, as the Habs look ahead to hosting the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow night. Gallagher was not on the ice today. 

"Gallagher felt a lot better this morning than he did last night after the game," said Therrien.  "Obviously he won't play tomorrow and we'll go from there."

Therrien said Gallagher should be back soon, but won't return until he's 100 per cent.  "When he's going to be back in the lineup I expect him to pay the same way he was playing before. He's a kid who works so hard. He's an inspiration to the rest of the team as well."

Max Pacioretty, who also went down in last night's game against the Flyers, skated with the team today and is expected to play tomorrow, according to the Coach. Pacioretty today said he suffered a cut in the area of his ribs and some bruising last night. He admitted he didn't feel great today; real "tight" is how he put it.

"I fell on top of the toe of Timonen's skate," said Pacioretty after today's practice.  "I went to the hospital last night for a CT scan to make sure nothing was wrong.  I feel OK today and hopefully will feel better tomorrow.  Hopefully it loosens up a bit."

PK Subban came to the rink but didn't practice as a result of a sore throat. His status is 50-50 for tomorrow night.  Therrien said Carey Price, who also spent the day away from the rink recovering from the flu, is feeling better, but it will be Peter Budaj who gets the call in goal against Carolina.

Recent healthy scratch Ryan White will return to game action against the Hurricanes. Both Alexi Emelin and Colby Armstrong, late-game injury victims last night, skated today. 


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