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Former Montreal Canadiens coach says Alex Galchenyuk has been in an NHL program one or two times
On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: The Coyotes have activated forward Brendan Perlini off the IR after he passed his baseline testing yesterday. Perlini could return to the lineup tonight.

Craig Morgan: Goaltender Antti Raanta took part in practice yesterday.

On the Boston Bruins …

Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston: Forward David Krejci has missed the past three practices and has been ruled out for their next two games.

“He’s been ruled out  , so he’ll be week-to-week now,” said Bruce Cassidy, of Krejci. “We’ll revisit it on Sunday or Monday.”

Tuukka Rask and Kevan Miller both practiced yesterday – an indication that Rask passed through concussion protocol.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Helene St. James: Coach Jeff Blashill said they would make their lineup decision for tonight this morning. Have been hearing that Andreas Athanasiou could be in the lineup.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Guillaume Lafrancois of La Presse: (google translate) Former Montreal Canadiens coach Mario Tremblay said on 98.5 FM that Alex Galchenyuk has been “in two courses of the NHL.”

Galchenyuk was asked about it yesterday and said he doesn’t know what was talking about.

Danslescoulisses.com published the recording.

“I do not know which fly Galchenyuk stung, but in my opinion, first of all, we know he had problems off the ice. It can be mentioned that he has been in two courses of the NHL. One or two, but I think it’s two,” said Tremblay.”

The Canadiens won’t confirm or deny the statement, and Galchenyuk’s agent hadn’t responded back.

The NHL assistance program is confidential.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Dane Mizutani: Sounding like forward Nino Niederreiter could practice this morning.

Michael Russo: Niederreiter had a high ankle sprain and has been skating on his own.

On the New York Islanders …

Arthur Staple: The Islanders have assigned forward Josh Ho-Sang to the AHL.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Bruce Garrioch: The Senators have recalled Filip Chlapik and Jack Rodewald from the AHL.

Brent Wallace: Forward Kyle Turris (flu) won’t play tonight.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Seth Rorabaugh: The Penguins have put defenseman Justin Schultz on the IR.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Dave McCarthy: Coach Mike Babcock expects that winger James van Riemsdyk will play tonight, but not guaranteed. They will decide after their morning skate this morning.