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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Michael Bournival eyeing a return to the NHL

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including an update on Michael Bournival, renaming a street in Jean Beliveau's honour and trading Malkin for Brown

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Though post-concussion syndromes may have prevented Michael Bournival from skating with his teammates since February of last year, Bournival has now recovered enough to compete for a spot on the NHL team again. [Sportsnet]
  • Alex Semin took to the ice to practice with his teammates yesterday. The may be an encouraging sign that the Russian forward is ready to return after having suffered a lower-body injury earlier this season. [TVA]
  • Mike Condon was named one of the best back up goaltenders in the league. [NHL]
  • Arpon Basu of, joined the Marek Vs. Wyshynski Podcast to talk about all things Canadien! [Puck Daddy]
  • Rather fittingly, the street was renamed to honour Jean Beliveau:

  • On the anniversary of her husband's passing, Elise Beliveau sat down to share her memories of the man fondly know as Le Gros Bill to Canadiens' fans. [Montreal Gazette]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • It seems that an expansion vote will not take place during the next NHL governors meeting. Instead, the meeting will focus on executive compensation rules, salary cap projections and the effects of 3-on-3 overtime. [ESPN]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed Joffrey Lupul on the injury reserve and have called up Rich Clune to take his place. [The Leafs Nation]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins really should consider trading Evgeni Malkin for Dustin Brown. [Battle Of Cali]
  • After yet another disappointing start to their season, is it time for the Edmonton Oilers to consider parting with one of their young stars? [TSN]
  • A 21-year-old hockey player has been forced to retire, after having suffered from five concussions. [Aftonbladet]