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Canadiens set up tribute at Bell Centre for Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau

  • FILE - In this May 18, 1971, file photo, Montreal Canadiens' captain Jean Beliveau, left,  is presented the Stanley Cup by NHL Commissioner Clarence Campbell after Montreal beat Chicago in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.  Hockey Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 18, 1971, file photo, Montreal Canadiens' captain Jean Beliveau, left, is presented the Stanley Cup by NHL Commissioner Clarence Campbell after Montreal beat Chicago in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. Hockey Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, second to the right, is joined by members of the National Assembly in a minute of silence at the Legislature in Quebec City, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, to honor NHL and Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau who died Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)

    Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, second to the right, is joined by members of the National Assembly in a minute of silence at the Legislature in Quebec City, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, to honor NHL and Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau who died Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)  (The Associated Press)

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 set to wear Beliveau's No. 4 on their helmets Wednesday night when they faced the Wild in Minnesota.

Beliveau died Tuesday 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 honor when he died in 2000.