Canadiens expect Alexei Emelin back for Game 5 Canadiens expect Alexei Emelin back for Game 5
Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin is expected to return from injury for Game 5 against the New York Rangers. Emelin was on the third... Canadiens expect Alexei Emelin back for Game 5

Canadiens expect Alexei Emelin back for Game 5

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin is expected to return from injury for Game 5 against the New York Rangers. Emelin was on the third pairing with Nathan Beaulieu at the team’s morning skate on Thursday. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

The Montreal Canadiens expect to have defenceman Alexei Emelin back from injury for Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

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Emelin was on the third pairing with Nathan Beaulieu at the team’s morning skate.

Coach Claude Julien said the Russian will take part in the pre-game warm-up and, if he still feels good, he should play. He would replace Brandon Davidson in the line-up.

Emelin missed the final two games of the regular season and the first four of the playoffs with an undisclosed injury.

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