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Saturday Habs Headlines: Michel Therrien denies report that Carey Price could play next week

Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including an update on the report that Carey Price may suit up for the Canadiens next week, the sudden breakout of Alex Galchenyuk, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Despite reports that Carey Price could be returning to action as soon as next week, head coach Michel Therrien threw water on the fire, saying his goaltender isn't quite ready for that just yet. [TSN]
  • Alex Galchenyuk has been the Habs most lethal scoring threat as of late, and at least part of it might just have something to do with his new stick. [National Post]
  • Much has been made over Therrien's refusal to let Galchenyuk play centre for any extended period of time, but it seems as though his patience may finally be paying off. [La Presse]
  • After the very scary incident that led to P.K. Subban's injury on Thursday night, we are reminded of the terrific work the Canadiens' medical staff has done over the years. [Radio-Canada]
  • Speaking of which, Dr. Mitch Shulman ensured fans that Subban was certainly handled with care following his injury. [TSN 690]
  • Sportsnet has what you need to know about the upcoming CWHL Clarkson Cup final between les Canadiennes and the Calgary Inferno, which will be broadcast live on the network. [SN]
  • Brittany Kennell is the first Canadian to appear on The Voice, and the Montreal-native says it is her dream to perform the national anthem at a Canadiens home game. [Global News]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHLPA is hoping to get Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators players out of the new Ontario retirement pension plan. [CBC]
  • Women's hockey has grown an awful lot over the past number of years, and still has a lot of room to grow in those to come. [Globe and Mail]
  • When it comes to rebuilding in the NHL, it's easy enough to lose and draft high - the difficult part is turning the page and breaking out of that mindset. [SN]
  • While some vocal fans have grown tired of what seems to be "same ol', same ol'" when it comes to the NHL's outdoor games, there are a few reasons the league is unwilling to shake up the formula. [Raw Charge]
  • Thomas Greiss has been thrust into a starter role in Brooklyn, the result of an injury to Jaroslav Halak. Having succeeded so far, just how good is Greiss? [LHH]
  • Down Goes Brown brings us another weekly grab bag, including a way we might be able to salvage the expansion draft, even if the whole expansion thing doesn't happen. [Vice Sports]
  • Check out this recap of the ZSC Lions/SC Bern series in the Swiss National League A, where projected first-overall draft pick Auston Matthews impressed but was unable to help Zurich advance. [Swiss Hockey News]
  • Zurich coach Marc Crawford will not return to the team next season, meaning he could wind up with an NHL gig. Perhaps even one in Montreal:
  • The game of hockey is one played all over the world, and that includes the towering mountains of India where plenty of players skate on frozen ponds. [Hockey in Society]