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Sunday Habs Headlines: It was an easy decision for Jeff Petry to return to Montreal

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including Jeff Petry's decision to sign in Montreal, a look back at P.K. Subban's incredible donation, and Dustin Tokarski wanting to get back to the NHL.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • It was never a very difficult decision to come back to Montreal for Jeff Petry or his family, as Stu Cowan reports. Also, more on Mike Condon getting his first career NHL start against the Senators on Sunday night. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Much has been said about the Montreal Canadiens' reliance on goaltender Carey Price. His teammates however, refute the notion that all the team's success is due solely to Price's play. [NHL]
  • "You know what? I'm kind of sick of hearing that we're a team that's just about Carey," Plekanec said. "Obviously he's the best goaltender in the world, we all know that. But should we feel sorry for ourselves that we play in front of him?

    "He's a great goalie, but I think we're a better team than that. But we've got to show that."
  • Taking a look back at his incredible donation to the Montreal Children's Hospital, P.K. Subban explains that hockey is just part of who he is. [CBC]
  • The recent Team India vs Brampton Beast game was a resounding success. [Beast]
  • Sportsnet has finished their ranking of the 100 most important players in the NHL, and Subban comes in at number 7. [Sportsnet]
  • The St. John's Icecaps opened their season last night, and here's a team preview to keep you up to date. [IceCaps]
  • Dustin Tokarski is not happy about his return to the AHL, and that's a good thing. [The Telegram]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL has clarified their stance on the recent LA Kings/Mike Richards settlement, stating that it does not circumvent the CBA in any form. [ESPN]
  • Robin Lehner suffered a lower-body injury in his Buffalo Sabres debut against Ottawa on Thursday, and he could now be out for at least two months. [TSN]
  • Dani Rylan penned this great piece on the founding of the National Women's Hockey League. [The Players Tribune]
  • There is sure to be some interesting competition for the Ontario Reign crease: having just received Peter Budaj from their parent club in Los Angeles, they have also signed veteran Ray Emery to a pro tryout. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • Once coached by Mike Babcock, former NHLer Mike Commodore ripped into his one-time coach on Twitter. [Pro Hockey Talk]