Montreal Canadiens Roundup: January 14, 2011

January 14th, 2011 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
The Montreal Canadiens are enjoying a few days rest right now and, according to Tomas Plekanec, not a moment too soon.

The Canadiens looked listless in their 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday and won't play again until Saturday night against the New York Rangers.  But according to the Habs' top center, many of the players are suffering from a milder form of whatever flu is ailing sniper Michael Cammalleri.  

As such, many of the players are both physically and mentally tired so the rest should do them all some good.  The problem is so bad that second line winger Max Pacioretty had to skip practice this morning due to illness.

As for Cammalleri, he was back playing soccer with his teammates this morning at the Canadiens' Brossard practice facility and should be back in the lineup for practice this morning and against the Rangers on Saturday.

That's a good thing for a team that has been having all kinds of trouble scoring of late.

With only 12 goals through 41 games, Cammalleri is currently on pace to pot 22 goals this season.  That would be his second lowest goal total in his last six seasons and cl ...

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