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Jean Beliveau To 'Lay In Wake' At Bell Centre: Montreal Canadiens

12/03/2014 03:29 EST | Updated 02/02/2015 05:59 EST
MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens fans will have an opportunity to pay their respects to Jean Beliveau before his funeral.

The club says Beliveau will "lay in wake" at the Bell Centre on Sunday and Monday before his funeral on Wednesday afternoon.

A bronze statue of the legendary team captain will be on display across from the Bell Centre's main entrance until Saturday.

In addition, all Canadiens players were to wear Beliveau's No. 4 on their helmets Wednesday night when they faced the Wild in Minnesota.

Beliveau died last night at age 83.

He won 10 Stanley Cups with the Canadiens between 1950 and 1971.

Fans will be able to express their condolences between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Bell Centre.

The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in downtown Montreal.

Fellow Habs great Maurice (Rocket) Richard was given a similar sendoff when he died in 2000.

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RIP Jean Beliveau