Pair of Habs miss practice

Jets forward Tim Stapleton is checked by Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin (top) and forward...

Jets forward Tim Stapleton is checked by Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin (top) and forward Mathieu Darche at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Man., Dec. 22, 2011. (FRED GREENSLADE/Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:42 PM ET

Forward Mathieu Darche and defenceman Alexei Emelin were missing Thursday from Montreal Canadiens practice.

While the team said Darche had an upper-body injury, the 35-year-old had to leave the game against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday because of dizziness.

Emelin, 25, was absent because his wife gave birth to a daughter. The Russian should be able to join the team in Washington for a game Friday night against the Capitals.

Recovered from a nasty cold, forward Tomas Plekanec, who missed the game against the Stars, returned to practice.


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