“As I said in today’s story for the paper,”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070106/SPORTS01/701060382/1108 Karel Rachunek is still suffering from a sore foot after he was struck with a puck against the Flyers on Thursday. The team still isn’t sure if he’ll be able to skate on it, so Rachunek will test it during warmups. If he can’t go, Thomas Pock will take his spot along the blueline. The other five D-men are in.
As expected, Henrik Lundqvist will start in net.
Montreal beat writer Pat Hickey tells us in today’s story in the Montreal Gazette what many of you already heard: “The Canadiens are decimated by the flu bug.”:http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/sports/story.html?id=0d6d375f-b246-459d-973b-5e4647d313ef&k=9394 Check out the story for more detail, but here’s what I found most interesting: Several players were apparently puking during Thursday’s 5-1 loss to Washington. That’s nasty. No wonder they lost to the Capitals by four goals.
According to the story, David Aebischer will start in net, not Huet. Aebischer is 4-0 with a 2.17 GAA vs. the Rangers lifetime, making coach Guy Carbonneau’s choice an easier one with the Devils looming tomorrow.