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Max Pacioretty, Mark Stone in for Game 2

After days of speculation, the Montreal Canadiens confirmed that Max Pacioretty would play in Game 2 of the team's playoff series against the Ottawa Senators.

Montreal gets boost with return of injured star

Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty is expected to be at the charity golf tournament, but not playing. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

After days of speculation, the Montreal Canadiens confirmed that Max Pacioretty would play in Game 2 of the team's playoff series against the Ottawa Senators. 

Pacioretty missed the past three games after he was sent into the boards in a game against the Florida Panthers on April 5. It was suspected that he suffered a concussion on the play. 

Forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau is missing Friday's game with an upper body injury.

Pacioretty led the Canadiens with 37 goals and 67 points this season. He was also a key penalty killer and led the NHL at plus-38.

Ottawa also has forward Mark Stone in the lineup. His status was uncertain after suffering a microfracture to his wrist due a slash from P.K. Subban in the first game of the series. 

The Canadiens won the series opener 4-3 on Wednesday night.

With files from the Canadian Press

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