Canadiens' Petry, Evans 'possibilities' to play in Game 2 vs. Golden Knights

Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme gives the latest injury update on Jeff Petry, Jake Evans and Jon Merrill, saying they're all doing better, and if they're 100 percent or close to it, they'll be back for Game 2 vs. Vegas.

The Montreal Canadiens could be in line for some reinforcements ahead of Wednesday's Game 2 vs. the Vegas Golden Knights.

Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme told reporters that defencemen Jeff Petry and Jon Merrill, as well as forward Jake Evans, are all "possibilities" to return to the team's lineup as it looks to even the semifinal series at one game apiece.

Petry left Game 3 of Montreal's second-round sweep of the Winnipeg Jets and has not suited up since. The team's top D-man has three assists in 10 post-season games while averaging nearly 24 minutes of ice time.

Evans, meanwhile, hasn't played since suffering a concussion on a scary hit from Mark Scheifele in the final minute of Game 1 against the Jets. The 24-year-old has one goal in four playoff games.

Merrill has been out of the lineup since Game 5 of Montreal’s first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's gone pointless in five post-season contests.

The Canadiens and Golden Knights face off at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Sportsnet and SN Now.

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