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Habs Rest Bouillon, Insert Murray Into Lineup

Bouillon_Montreal_2013On Friday head coach Michel Therrien announced 38-year-old Francis Bouillon will be a healthy scratch against Washington, keeping him from having to play in a back-to-back situation (the Habs host Pittsburgh tomorrow).

It?s the first game Bouillon has missed all season and, in his place, 33-year-old Douglas Murray will play his first game in a week.

?We have seven healthy defencemen and I don?t want to leave a guy like Douglas Murray off the ice too long,? Therrien explained, as per the Montreal Gazette. ?It?s a discussion we?ve had since (Alexei) Emelin returned to the lineup.

?At 38 years of age, we have to keep in mind that the season is a long one. Bouillon will be in the lineup tomorrow.?

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk


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