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A French Connection ... Montreal Canadiens at Florida Panthers ... Game 'Completely' Sold Out ... Rostislav Olesz Skates

MrfrenchThe Canadiens are in town, and so are their fans.

Tonight's game at the Big Billboard in Sunrise is said to be completely sold out, and that includes standing room only in the press box (which sees more and more jersey-clad fans by the game.)

FSN isn't showing tonight's game because of the idiotic Versus exclusive. Poor FSN; instead of hockey, they get Virginia Tech-Charleston Southern basketball. I know I can't wait to watch that.

So if you don't have a ticket and are going to watch tonight's game on Center Ice, hope your French is up to snuff. The only network covering tonight's game is Canada's RDS -- and they don't broadcast in Spanish.

See you on the radio.

-- Rostislav Olesz skated today for the first time since injuring his groin about three weeks ago. Spoke to him briefly as he was leaving the arena and he said it didn't feel perfect, but it was good enough. He's never had a groin injury before, he says, and wouldn't commit to a one-week time line for a return. He's going to take it slow and see how things go.

-- Kamil Kreps' shoulder injury sounds pretty severe, although nothing is broken or anything like that. Don't expect him back until the middle of January.

-- Word out of New York is the Isles are shopping Doug Weight and looking for a few draft picks in return. Wonder if the Panthers are looking that way...