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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty's recovery is going better than expected

Here are your daily links, including Max Pacioretty's recovery, Therrien's expectations of Alex Semin, Artturi Lehkonen playing centre, remembering the lives of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team, a nifty KHL goal, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens Links:

  • Coach Michel Therrien was interviewed and was asked about a few different things. Max Pacioretty has been in Montreal for the past three weeks, recovering from his offseason knee injury; Alexander Semin filled a need for the Habs and he's excited to count on him this year, and good things were said about Alex Galchenyuk. [RDS]
  • Frölunda is testing out Habs prospect Artturi Lehkonen at centre, due to one of his teammates leaving the team to be with his pregnant wife.

  • Mike Babcock leaving the Red Wings persuaded top prospect Dylan Larkin to sign with the team. [The Score]
  • Michael Nylander has joined the OHL Mississauga Steelheads as an assistant coach. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Avangard Omsk winger Nikolai Lemtyugov scored a nifty goal in the KHL Saturday: