Injured Moen, Parros, Beaulieu and Bouillon back practicing with Habs
Young Hab hopeful Nathan Beaulieu was one of several injured players to return to practice Sunday, but his recovery from shoulder injury could take some time. (CP file photo)
Published Sunday, September 22, 2013 10:32PM EDT
MONTREAL - Some familiar hockey faces appeared a little closer to making their way back from injury, as Travis Moen, George Parros, Nathan Beaulieu and Francis Bouillon hit the ice for practice Sunday.
The news was less rosy for Michael McCarron, Sebastian Collberg and goaltender Dustin Tokarski who were cut from the team an hour after practice.
McCarron, the team's first-round choice in this year's entry draft, will return to the Junior London Knights while Tokarski - acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning for goaltender Cedrik Desjardins - is expected to play in the AHL for the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Collberg had originally been slated to play in Sweden this season but could possibly suit up for Hamilton instead.
Moen and Bouillon are believed to be almost ready to return, but there could be a longer delay in the rehab of Parros and Beaulieu, who are both rehabbing from shoulder injuries.
Moen said he’d be ready for opening night on October 1, after missing only a few days with a lower-body injury.
Bouillon, also suffering from a lower-body injury, said that he could be ready as soon as Monday’s pre-season game against the New Jersey Devils if the medics give him the green light.