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Tuesday Habs Headlines: The Galchenyuk line has the potential to be very good

Here are your daily links, including more Zack Kassian updates, Mike Condon Montreal's newly-formed line, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Given the right chance, the Eller-Galchenyuk-Semin line could be a much-needed creative boost for the Habs. [Metro]
  • Charles Hudon and Sven Andrighetto have been assigned to the St. John's IceCaps. [EOTP]
  • Nathan Beaulieu is developing into a precise passer, and looks ready for a top-four position on the Habs' blue line. [Sportlogiq]
  • Jonathan Bernier will be starting the first game of the season on Wednesday night against the Canadiens.[Twitter]
  • ICYMI: Zack Kassian broke his foot and nose in the car accident, and he's entered the NHL substance abuse program. [EOTP]
  • Henrik Sedin had some encouraging words for Kassian
  • Marc Bergevin is setting an example for his players and other players around the league. [EOTP]
  • Tomas Fleischmann talked to media about his contract and the upcoming season. []
  • Dustin Tokarski and Mark Barberio have been placed on waivers
  • Canadiens new backup goaltender, Mike Condon, talked to media after practice Monday about the upcoming season, and his role with the Canadiens
  • Michael Bournival skated on his own in Brossard on Monday
  • Former Canadiens defenceman Mike Weaver has announced his retirement from the NHL, and wrote a nice piece on the journey of his career. [Weaver's Thank You Note]
  • It was Mario Lemieux's birthday Monday, and Marc Bergevin talked about Mario and the surprise birthday party that they had for him in Pittsburgh. []
  • Les Canadiennes goalie Charline Labonte got new pads for this upcoming CWHL season. [Instagram]

Around the NHL and elsewhere

  • Raffi Torres has been suspended 41 games for his hit on Jakob Silfverberg. [NHL]
  • Slava Voynov is finalizing a contract to sign in the KHL, but the situation is quite complicated. [PuckDaddy]
  • Jaromir Jagr is growing his mullet back.. Yes, for real
  • NHL teams are waiving players with big contracts. [PuckDaddy]
  • The Sharks have named Joe Pavelski captain, Thornton and Couture named assistants. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • The NHL is acknowledging that more players in the league are using cocaine. The league is talking to Player Safety about adding it to the list of banned substances that the league reviews regularly. [TSN]
  • 19-year-old forward, Dylan Larkin, has made the Red Wings opening night roster. [WIIM]
  • The Panthers have sent 2015 1st-round pick Lawson Crouse back to his junior team, OHL Kingston Frontenacs. [Pro Hockey Talk]