Defender David Savard resumed regular training with his Montreal Canadiens teammates on Monday in Nashville, getting a little closer to a return to play.
After wearing a jersey that excluded contact on Saturday in Washington, Savard was able to participate in regular exercises again. With an upper body injury, he hasn't played since Dec. 3 against the Edmonton Oilers.
The Canadiens have a date with the Predators on Tuesday night as they look to snap a five-game losing streak. Since the holiday break, Martin St-Louis' team has lost its three duels by a combined score of 20 to 5.
The Predators are also having a tough time, having won just three of their last 10 outings.
Guhle in the stands
For his part, the young defender Kaiden Guhle was seen in the stands. He was wearing a knee brace.
The rookie was injured in the third period of Thursday's game against the Florida Panthers. While trying to stop Aleksander Barkov behind the net, he saw his rival fall on his twisted leg. The back did not complete the clash lost at the count of 7 to 2.
Guhle has two goals and 12 assists for 14 points in 36 games this year.