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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Who can step up during Alex Galchenyuk’s injury?

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Today’s headlines include conversations on Galchenyuk, debate on the concussion protocol, plaudits for the NHL’s top players, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs announced on Monday that Alex Galchenyuk is out indefinitely with a knee injury. We looked at the available options to step in and fill his skates. [EOTP]
  • Bob McKenzie spoke about Alexander Radulov’s ability to play that top-line centre role. [TSN690]
  • No matter how you look at it, life without Galchenyuk would be rough on the Canadiens. [NHL]
  • If you told Phillip Danault one year ago that he’d play for the Canadiens, he’d probably not believe you. But a lot can change in one year. [Canadiens.com]
  • Our very own Robyn Flynn and Andrew Zadarnowski weighed in on the Canadiens’ current identity and system, and whether or not Artturi Lehkonen is a true fit for a top-six role. [TSN690]
  • Les Canadiennes’ superstar Caroline Ouellette is getting closer to two milestones after a stellar weekend in Boston. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Jack Han did not get into coaching through traditional methods, but his vision is to take his game to the pro level. [TSN]
  • After some controversy surrounding Connor McDavid being subjected to the concussion protocol, the NHL is confident its approach is the correct one. [Puck Daddy]
  • Two goalies and a goalie’s nightmare are named the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week. [NHL]
  • It seems an appropriate time to ask the question of whether or not we’ve seen the peak of what a goaltender can do. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • David Perron is relishing in his rebirth with the Blues in St. Louis. [La Presse]
  • A ticket broker believes that demand for Vancouver Canucks tickets is at an all-time low. [The Score]
  • Elliotte Friedman believes things could change quickly given the ownership involvement in Vancouver. [FanRag Sports]
  • Dave Lozo and Sean McIndoe have a conversation about Patrik Laine, parity in the NHL, and All-Star voting. [Vice Sports]
  • This week’s edition of NHL Slow-Mo is no less thrilling than those before. [NHL]
  • Former Colorado Avalanche player Marek Svatos passed away in his home near Denver, as the result of a drug overdose. [TSN]
  • Nolan Patrick, a candidate to be next year’s first-overall NHL draft pick, will not play in the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship. [NBC Sports]
  • Maxime Talbot is still playing professional hockey, and he’s been named one of the players of the week in the KHL. [JdM]
  • Anders Nilsson talks about the rainbow flag on his mask, and wanting to help tackle homophobia in sports. [Buffalo News]
  • Two Swedish junior teams played a single game and accumulated nearly 900 penalty minutes. [SB Nation]