Radulov (lower-body injury) returns to Habs lineup versus Oilers


Looking to take back top spot in the Atlantic Division, the Montreal Canadiens will get a boost to their lineup when they visit the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

Habs coach Claude Julien announced this afternoon that forward Alex Radulov, out the last 10 days with a lower-body injury, will play tonight.

Montreal is tied with the Ottawa Senators, winners of six in a row, with 84 points for the lead in the Atlantic. A single point would move the Habs back into the lead, albeit Ottawa would still have two games in hand following tonight.

Radulov has been one of the best acquisitions from last summer’s free agent signing period, returning to the NHL after spending the last four seasons in the KHL. In 63 games with the Habs, Radulov has 15 goals and 46 points.

The Habs will also have Paul Byron in their lineup tonight. He had been battling the flu, said Julien.

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