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The Subbanator returns

Montreal hosts Buffalo today in the first of their traditional two Super Bowl weekend day games. And as for the blue line, that's not a bird, or a plane, but the Canadiens PK Subban, at practice for the first time in almost a year and ready to take the ice against the Sabres.

It's expected that Michel Therrien will leave the first power play unit untouched, as Andrei Markov and Raphael Diaz have been dymanite on the back end; however, Subban should add some spark to the second power play, likely replacing Tomas Kaberle, who has been ineffective as he tries to prove he's worth his contract. 

Max Pacioretty also practiced lightly yesterday, so despite having surgery only five days ago, he seems close to returning to the first line. If the Habs are lucky, he may be back for next weekend's tilt against Toronto.

Carey Price will be back in net as Montreal goes for win number five, but all eyes will be on Mr. Subban. 2 PM on CBC. Enjoy.

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The Upper Canadien is your one stop shop for all things Montreal Canadiens. Since the summer of 2010, I've been providing Habs related news, notes, and most importantly, opinions. As a blogger, I don't believe it's my job to report the news, it's my privilege to comment on it. You may disagree with what I suggest. In fact, you most likely will. But that's the great part about blogging: it spurs opinion, comment and engages all involved. I've really enjoyed all the debate and commentary from readers thus far and I encourage everyone to respond with ideas on lineups, trades, logos, sweaters, mascots, whatever. The Upper Canadien is a conversation for all hockey fanatics.

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