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Saturday Habs Headlines: Injuries provide golden opportunity for Greg Pateryn and Morgan Ellis

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including more info on the Danault trade, the status of Michael Bournival, how Carey Price's progress may impact the team's deadline plans, and a golden opportunity for Greg Pateryn and Morgan Ellis.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The big news from yesterday came late in the evening as the Canadiens dealt Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann to the Chicago Blackhawks. [EOTP]
  • There will be plenty of opportunity for someone to step up on defense with Jeff PetryTom Gilbert, and Nathan Beaulieu all set to miss considerable time. One player who will hope to impress is Greg Pateryn. [La Presse]
  • With the injuries on the blue-line and the trade of two roster players, the Habs have called up some reinforcements in the form of defenceman Morgan Ellis and power forward Michael McCarron. [EOTP]
  • In case you missed it, reigning Hart Trophy winner Carey Price skated in full equipment for the first time since his injury. [EOTP]
  • With Price beginning the next phase of his recovery yesterday, how — if at all — will his progress affect the Canadiens' trade deadline plans? [TSN]
  • The Canadiens' playoff chances are among the topics of the most recent Two-Minute Minor. [Puck Daddy]
  • Having played just 20 games of professional hockey this season, Michael Bournival continues to suffer from concussion problems. [TVA Sports]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • NHL teams are now filling their rosters with more and more offensive skill, perhaps signalling the death of the "role player" as we know it. [The Guardian]
  • In the wake of the Winnipeg Jets acquiring young Marko Dano, take a look back at some deals for promising prospects that actually worked out. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Jiri Sekac has been placed on waivers by the Chicago Blackhawks: the second team he has played for since leaving the Habs. Maple Leafs' blue-liner Jared Cowen was also placed on waivers. [SN]
  • After dealing with injury issues, Raffi Torres, who came off of a 41-game suspension in January, has announced that he will not play for the remainder of the season. [Puck Daddy]