Habs' Bourque Back On The Ice Sunday: Rene Bourque was back on the ice and skating with the team during the Canadiens' morning skate Sunday, TSN.ca reports. (Updated 5/5/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/23/13).
Rene Bourque collided with teammate Colby Armstrong during the third period of Game 2 against Ottawa and appeared to be pretty shaken up. It was late in the game, so there was little concern with getting him back on the ice at that point, but any lingering issues could have been a problem. His participation in the morning skate alleviates concerns and he should be back on the ice for Game 3 against the Senators. (Updated 5/5/13).
05/03/2013 22:10 Price sharp in net as Canadiens tie series with Sens
Ryan White started a three-goal second period and goalie Carey Price was back in top form with 29 saves and the Montreal Canadiens downed the Ottawa Senators 3-1 to even their playoff series on Friday.
The Canadiens acquired Rene Bourque from Calgary in a mid-season exchange of bad contracts, but the Flames are better off entering 2012-13 with Michael Cammalleri than the Habs are with Bourque. In 38 games with Montreal, Bourque was a minus-16 with five goals and eight total points. With three years left on his deal, the Canadiens will have a hard time finding a taker for Bourque, so he'll be around to start the season. New head coach Michel Therrien would really like the two-time 27-goal scorer to take command of a wing spot on the second line, but Bourque could land as a third-line winger or worse. The Canadiens may owe him a lot, but Therrien owes him nothing. Coming off a season as sour as 2011-12 was for the franchise, the Canadiens don't have the luxury of waiting for Bourque to produce. Therrien won't hesitate to allot more minutes to a younger forward should Bourque struggle in the fall. (Updated 8/14/12)