Suzuki practiced on the top line with center Phillip Danault and left-winger Tomas Tatar at Friday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Suzuki took the right-wing spot normally reserved for Brendan Gallagher and is expected to line up there for Saturday's preseason game against the Senators. He played center Thursday in a win over the Panthers, recording a pair of assists and scoring a gorgeous shootout goal. The 19-year-old takes on a higher profile after the Canadiens announced fellow prospect Ryan Poehling will be sidelined with a concussion. The two young forwards had been considered the prospects with the best chance to break camp on the NHL roster.

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