Briere to play centre as Habs face Lightning
Published Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:18PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:54PM EST
Daniel Briere will be back in a Canadiens jersey and on the ice for Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Gatineau native has been on the injury list for several weeks after suffering a concussion on Oct. 19 while playing the Predators.
Coach Michel Therrien said Briere had been symptom-free for the past week, and was now ready to once again hit the ice.
However this time, Briere will be going back to a position he prefers: Centre.
"Back in the lineup, it feels good, it feels great to finally get back," said Briere. "When you're not playing, especially when the team is having a tough stretch like when we had four losses in a row, you feel responsible."
Travis Moen, who has been skating with the team for the past week after breaking a bone in his face on Oct. 26, will also be on the ice Tuesday night.
Gabriel Dumont, the Hamilton Bulldogs call-up will also be dressed as a Canadien.
After a disappointing showing on Sunday David Desharnais won't be playing Tuesday, but Montreal mayor-elect Denis Coderre, who tweeted that Desharnais should be returned to Hamilton, won't be getting his wish.
Therrien confirmed that Desharnais's night off was likely to be a one-time event.