Emelin returned to the active lineup Wednesday after missing five games with a lower-body injury. He skated 15:10 on the third defense pairing and had three hits, a blocked and was plus-1. Preferring not to upset the chemistry between Jeff Petry and Nathan Beaulieu, head coach Michel Therrien put Emelin on the third grouping with Tom Gilbert.
Emelin (lower body) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers. While it's been confirmed that Emelin will replace Greg Pateryn in the lineup Wednesday, the team wouldn't confirm who he'd be paired with. The blueliner has missed five games because of the lower-body issue, but that stretch will come to an end against a potent Rangers club. Emelin doesn't provide a lot offensively (just two points in 17 games this season), but does throw his body around (52 hits so far) and blocks a fair number of shots.
Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said Emelin (lower body) could play Wednesday in New York, but an official decision on his availability for that contest has yet to be made, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports. Emelin is currently on injured reserve, though eligible to return once healthy. If he proves unfit to play Wednesday, the defender's next chance to lace his skates for a game will be Friday against the Devils, another road match.
Emelin (lower body) will miss the rest of the weekend, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports. While it was originally thought that Emelin's injury was minor, it appears to be more serious as he'll miss this weekend's slate of games against the Coyotes and then a pair with the Islanders. Emelin has two points in 17 games and a plus-4 rating on the season.
Emelin (lower body) will miss Monday's game against the Canucks. Head Coach Michal Therried said Monday that Emelin remains day-to-day, indicating his absence shouldn't last too long. Greg Pateryn will remain in the lineup in his place, making Emelin's next chance to return to the lineup Thursday against the Coyotes.
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