Cousins Tyler and Rem Pitlick will suit up for the first time together as Habs, while former teammate Ben Chiarot will be making his debut for the Cats. Tyler was acquired by the Habs in the Tyler Toffoli trade and hasn’t played since Jan. 13, when he was still a member of the Calgary Flames. Rem’s been a gem since his arrival via the waiver wire: the forward has 18 points in 27 games for Montreal.
The Panthers are five points up on the Leafs for first in the division with 90 points.
Jonathan Drouin will miss the game after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Jake Allen gets the nod in goal for a fourth consecutive game.