Robert Lang donned the equipment Monday morning before the Habs jumped on the ice for their game-day skate, a change from his skate a day prior when he was just in a track suit.
I'm not sure if that's a sign of improvement, but he was apparently skating a bit harder than he was Sunday.
He was joined by Andrei Markov, which means Markov will not be skating with his teammates in about 15 minutes or so. According to Bob Gainey's criteria for when a player is ready, that would mean Markov will be out for Game 3 tonight because he hasn't practiced with the team.
However, Francis Bouillon didn't practice with the team before being thrown into the fire of Game 2, so who knows what will happen?
I'm pretty sure Gainey's going to say neither Lang nor Markov are available tonight, of he answers the question at all. But it's a do or die game, so if Markov is even close to being ready, I would imagine he'll be in the lineup.
But what do I, or anyone other than Gainey, really know anyway?