Canadiens' Alex Galchenyuk: Demoted out of top six

Galchenyuk was dropped from the second to the fourth line at Wednesday's practice, Stu Cowan of Hockey Inside Out report.

Head coach Claude Julien is shaking up the lines after a 1-3-0 start, during which the team has only scored four goals. Galchenyuk was on a line with Torrey Mitchell and Ales Hemsky during practice and may need to earn his way off that unit. He's yet to score a point this season while averaging 16:21 of ice time with a minus-1. The demotion means he's skating with less-skilled forwards, but he could still hold value if he remains on the first power-play unit.

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