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Saturday Habs Headlines: Michel Therrien denies that Carey Price is done for the year

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including Michel Therrien's comments on the Carey Price report, the team's problematic power play units, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Head coach Michel Therrien has written off the reports that Carey Price could be shut down for the season as mere "speculation," adding that Price is working hard to return. [SN]
  • Marc Dumont joined The Morning Show on TSN 690 to discuss the Habs' problematic power play lines. [TSN 690]
  • Jeff Petry being placed on the injured reserve comes with some fallout. It benefits Greg Pateryn, who finally gets some game action, but it may also handcuff the Habs, who may be looking to move a defender at the deadline. [La Presse]
  • The St. John's Ice Caps have confirmed that John Scott will return to the team this weekend. [Twitter]
  • Randy Cunneyworth has been back behind an AHL bench this season, and has now had time to reflect on his time in Montreal. [La Presse]
  • With Valentine's Day tomorrow (you're welcome for the reminder!), the Canadiens players have released their favourite songs for the occasion. []

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • As the drama surrounding Steven Stamkos' contract situation continues, it's starting to look like the Tampa Bay Lightning star could be finding a new home sooner than once thought. [SN]
  • This year's NHL Entry Draft class is a highly touted one, and for good reason. What is unique about it, however, is how many high-end players are coming out of Europe. [THW]
  • The Washington Capitals have, unsurprisingly, been playing like a Stanley Cup favourite. After all, this is the best team the franchise has ever assembled. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Capitals owner Ted Leonsis appreciated the reaction to Alex Ovechkin's hat-trick scored in Minnesota on Thursday, so much that he's prepared to buy those fans a replacement hat! []
  • The New Jersey Devils have been the top defensive club in the league this season, and it's thanks in large part to the play of Adam Larsson. [AATJ]
  • Connor McDavid has been helping make Jordan Eberle look like a truly elite-level player, which might make it wise for the Oilers to trade the winger while his value is the highest. [CNB]
  • Next season's salary cap may be dropping by a substantial amount:
  • Martin Brodeur looks back at life as a hockey player - from games on his street to winning the Stanley Cup with the Devils. [TPT]