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Sunday Habs Headlines: Can the Canadiens hold the fort until Carey Price returns?

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Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the continued absence of Carey Price, whether or not it will affect the Canadiens' ability to load up through a trade, and the contributions of Tomas Plekanec.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Gino Reda and the That's Hockey crew discussed whether or not the Canadiens can weather what remains of the storm until the return of starting goaltender Carey Price. [TSN]
  • Darren Dreger suggests that whether or not the Habs can make another foray into the trade market depends on when we can expect Price to return to action. [TSN 690]
  • More on Price - his unfortunate absence from the Canadiens' lineup has been one of the major stories of the first half of the regular season. [Globe and Mail]
  • Tomas Plekanec has provided the Habs with eight goals so far this year, but his contributions to the team far exceed the number of pucks he puts in the net. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Since Mike Sullivan took over as the bench boss in Pittsburgh, replacing Mike Johnston, Sidney Crosby has been experiencing something of an awakening. [Sportsnet]
  • Alex Ovechkin is now just one goal shy of the 500th of his career. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Zack Kassian has played his first game for the Bakersfield Condors as he hopes to turn around his hockey career, and his life, after identifying himself as an alcoholic. [The Province]
  • In the wake of Boston Pride forward Denna Laing's scary injury at the Winter Classic, this is a great look at what the rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury can be like. [SCOC]
  • There was a scary situation in the Grand Rapids Griffins-Milwaukee Admirals game last night, but thankfully Alden Hirschfeld is in stable condition after collapsing on the bench. [Puck Daddy]