Emelin rejoins the team in Tampa Bay

UPDATE: Alexei Emelin has rejoined his teammates in Tampa Bay and will play tonight. Jarred Tinordi will likely be the odd man out.

Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin has returned to Montreal for personal reasons and could be back for their game tomorrow night in Tampa Bay. After Plekanec missed Saturday night’s game in Florida he rejoined his teammates and participated in this morning’s practice.


The practice lines looked like this,

Max Pacioretty – David Desharnais – Thomas Vanek
Alex Galchenyuk – Tomas Plekanec – Brendan Gallagher
Lars Eller – Daniel Briere – Brian Gionta
Michael Bournival – Ryan White – Rene Bourque

Francis Bouillon – P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov – Mike Weaver
Douglas Murray – Jarred Tinordi