The Montreal Canadiens will receive an infusion of speed to help contain Connor McDavid as Paul Byron returns to the lineup against the Edmonton Oilers Monday night at 7 (TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM). Byron has been out since April 24 with a lower-body injury.
With McDavid hitting the 100-point mark on Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks and a playoff spot assured for his club, one might have expected the Oilers to rest their superstar for their remaining three games. McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are expected to dress, although don’t expect the Oilers captain to play 27:10 like the last time he suited up against the Habs.
The Canadiens will play the Oilers twice this week, tonight and Wednesday, to cap off their 2021 regular season.