Gallagher Out With The Flu, Prust Back Tonight

Brendan Gallagher will miss tonight’s game with the flu.

Brendan Gallagher is suffering from flu-like symptoms and did not practice with the team. The 21-year-old winger will be evaluated closer to game time to determine if he will play against the Blue Jackets.

Brandon Prust will likely take Gallagher’s spot as he returns to the lineup tonight.

David Desharnais will also be inserted back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the second time this year.

Therrien also confirmed a few other changes he’s made to his lineup heading into Friday’s game, withDavid Desharnais slated to return to action on the fourth line after being a healthy scratch against Tampa Bay. The Habs will also count on the services of Brandon Prust for the first time since the gritty winger injured his shoulder on October 19 against the Predators, having missed 11 games in that span.