Originally written on NHL Injury News  |  Last updated 11/14/14

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 14: Daniel Briere #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers warms up before playing the Buffalo Sabres on November 14, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
After a rough first month of injuries, the Montreal Canadiens are getting are getting healthy again. Forward Daniel Briere and defenseman Alexei Emelin are likely to return to the ice this week, as per Canadiens.com. Offseason free agent signing Daniel Briere has been out with a concussion. He is now symptom-free and has been cleared. “Over the past five days, I’ve been pushing harder and harder each day. I feel ready to come back, though I’ll still have to meet with the doctors, the team’s medical staff and the coaches. There’s no doubt I’m feeling better and ready to play. If it’s not tomorrow, then I’ll be back this weekend,” announced Briere after Monday morning’s practice. He practiced in between regulars Michael Bournival and Rene Bourque. He did not have the start to the season he wanted, getting only an empty-net goal and two assists in eight games. However, he does bring a different dynamic to the Habs offense. With Briere returning to the lineup at center, David Desharnais is the odd man out. Alexei Emelin is returning from a knee injury suffered last season against the Boston Bruins. He was not at practice Monday, as he was visiting doctors to get medically cleared to play. “He got the green light, so we are looking forward to having him back on Friday or on Saturday,” said head coach Michel Therrien. The blue liner has not played a game this season, but that didn’t stop the team from signing him to a four-year extension last week. Emelin brings some size and physicality to the habs defensive unit, and can also move the puck pretty well. He’s been practicing with Francis Bouillon and Douglas Murray.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Hernandez reportedly 'swore' he wasn't involved in murder

Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

Urban Meyer discusses notion of running 2-QB system

Report: Tiger Woods to practice at Augusta

Did Jerry Jones want enough cap room to add Peterson?


Phil Jackson issues message of hope to season ticket holders

Report: Heart attack prompted Armstead's retirement from Pats

MLBPA reacts to Kris Bryant's minor league assignment

Gregg Marshall's show canceled, Bama speculation grows

Report: Shaka Smart in discussions with Texas

Report: Rick Barnes expected to land at Tennessee

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Russell Wilson should sit until new deal is done

WATCH: Shaq rips Lakers, Clippers during Bieber roast

Can we envision the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Finals?

Bettor to win $1M if Michigan State wins national title

Five NFL coaches already on the hot seat

WATCH: Stars' Patrik Nemeth catches puck inside visor

10 winners and losers from the past week in the NFL

University of California soccer player found dead

Joe Namath parties with twin 100 year-old women

WATCH: Mike Napoli hits home run as bat shatters

WATCH: Marc Gasol misses shot, rips jersey in disgust

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Top 10 players in baseball

Report: Tiger's plane spotted in Augusta

Moss shares story on meeting Deion

Five coaches already on the hot seat

Can we envision the Hawks in the Finals?

10 winners and losers from the past week in the NFL

Namath parties with 100 yr-old women

Report: Shaka Smart talking to Texas

Rick Barnes to land at Tennessee?

Browns GM suspended for texts

Hernandez's fiancee disposed of box

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.