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After 15-game absence, Galchenyuk back for Habs tomorrow

Ottawa Senators v Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 4: Alex Galchenyuk #27 of the Montreal Canadiens skates with the puck during the NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre on January 4, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Senators defeated the Canadiens 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

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Montreal sophomore Alex Galchenyuk will play for the first time since Jan. 6 when the Habs face the Red Wings on Wednesday.

Galchenyuk, the third overall pick at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, broke his hand against Florida on the 6th and has missed the last 15 games as a result. The injury derailed what was a solid second campaign in Montreal -- Galchenyuk had 10 goals and 23 points in 44 games prior to getting hurt, averaging close to 15 minutes per game.

At Tuesday’s practice, Galchenyuk skated on a line with Lars Eller and Rene Bourque.