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Monday Habs Links: A healthy Brandon Prust looks to bounce back

Here are your daily links, including Brandon Prust back to being healthy, the right wing top six battle in the making, what rookie will be making the Habs up front, Sekac under and on Plekanecs' wing, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Brandon Prust is 100% healthy and is eager to get back to the form he was in during the 2012-2013 season for the Habs.  Last year was a write off for Prust, who suffered major shoulder issues. See what he had to say to the media on Sunday. [NHL]
  • It's no surprise that Tomas Plekanec and Jiri Sekac showed great chemistry playing on a line together at training camp. It looks like Plekanec has taken Sekac under his wing (no pun intended on the "wing" thing...well, maybe intended). [TSN]
  • Sven Andrighetto had a very offensively effective training camp, exactly what the Habs management was looking for out of the 21-year old Swiss right wing. But with only one spot open for the Habs (barring a preseason trade) up front, where will Sven end up to start the season? [Gazette]
  • Brendan Gallagher, PA Parenteau, and Dale Weise make up 75% of the right wingers that are expected to start for the Habs.  Parenteau played alongside top line forwards David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty during training camp, but that doesn't mean he is guaranteed to be on the top line. [A Winning Habit]
  • Our very own Andrew Berkshire gives us his final analysis of training camp for the Habs and where certain players will end up. See what he had to say about Sekac, Hudon, De la Rose, Andrighetto, Tinordi, and others, right here. [EOTP]
  • Take a look at what our SB Nation sister site "Winging it in Motown" had to say about the Montreal Canadiens today. They are running a continuing article on how to "hate teams in their division" and today was the Habs turn. [SB Nation]

Outside of Montreal

  • And it begins! The first preseason game is in the books with he Columbus Blue Jackets taking out the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3. Check out the highlights right here. [NHL]
  • Well the 2018 Winter Olympics will certainly be interesting. It will be in South Korea and it was announced today that the home country will get an automatic bid to compete in the Hockey Tournament without having to qualify. Seeing South Korea play Canada will certainly be entertaining. Who knows, maybe they could pull off a couple of Latvian-like upsets. [The Peninsula]
  • Former Hab Michael Ryder is striving to be better after his worst season of his career last year with the Devils. Ryder had a great run with the Habs after being traded mid-season for Eric Cole in 2012-2013. He signed a 2-year, $7M deal with the Devils prior to last year. []
  • Looking for a good sleeper fantasy goalie? Braden Holtby might be your guy. He blanked the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday afternoon playing behind his new coach and defensive guru Barry Trotz' system in Washington. [USA Today]
  • More Ryan Johansen drama out today. As rumors of the KHL team CSKA Moscow offering Johansen a contract are swirling around, the GM of CSKA Moscow, NHL great Sergei Fedorov, has vehemently denied offering Johansen a contract or even thinking about offering him one. Who is lying? [Puck Daddy]