Pacioretty (illness) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Pacioretty missed the Canadiens' morning skate because of an illness, but he is listed as a game-time decision. Brian Flynn was a placeholder for Pacioretty this morning, so expect their lines to be shuffled if Pacioretty cannot play tonight.
Pacioretty (foot) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Pacioretty left the morning skate after being hit in the foot by Shea Weber shot. Pacioretty was reportedly unable to put any weight on his foot as he hobbled off of the ice and we all know how hard Weber can fire the puck, so the Canadiens’ doctors will keep a close eye on Pacioretty’s foot in the hopes that it doesn’t swell up so he can be available tonight.
Pacioretty (knee) returned to practice on Thursday.
Pacioretty has sat out training camp and the preseason to this point, but his knee injury has gotten to a point where the doctors were able to clear him for practice. This is a big step in Pacioretty’s road to being ready for the first game of the season on October 7th.
On Tuesday, Pacioretty skated for the first time after suffering fractures to his tibial plateau in July.
Pacioretty avoided serious injury and surgery when he suffered fractures to his left tibial plateau in a training session in July. Pacioretty won’t be ready to join his teammates for the start of training camp and doesn’t have a timetable for his return. His status for the Habs’ season opener on October 10th remains up in the air.
Pacioretty (upper-body) will be a game-time decision for Game 2.
Pacioretty was in the morning skate, but will be a game-time decision tonight. With P.A Parenteau out with an upper-body injury, if Pacioretty isn’t available, the Canadiens could go with seven defensemen. Monitor Pacioretty’s status during pre-game warmups at 6:30 pm ET.
Pacioretty, who has been practicing with the team, will miss game 1, but it is possible that he returns to the lineup for game 2. With Pacioretty out, Devante Smith-Pelly and P.A Parenteau will skate on the second line with David Desharnais.
Pacioretty (upper-body) cleared for contact on Tuesday; still questionable for Wednesday.
Pacioretty was cleared to take contact in Tuesday’s practice, but he did not participate in any contact drills. Coach Therrien said that he would be surprised if Pacioretty plays in Game 1, but they will see how he feels Wednesday.