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Friday Habs Headlines: P.K. Subban back on the ice following injury

Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including P.K. Subban's first practice since his injury last week, the Canadiens roster lacking in talent, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • P.K. Subban practiced on his own Thursday for the first time since his injury last week. Also on the ice yesterday was Carey Price, who still has no timetable for a return. [RDS]
  • A team is only as good as the players that make it up, and thanks to some injuries and other factors, the Canadiens are lacking a bit of talent in that department. [RDS]
  • Francois Gagnon joined TSN 690 to discuss the impending decision that GM Marc Bergevin will have to make when it comes to the future of Michel Therrien and the Habs head coaching position. [TSN 690]
  • Habs netminder Ben Scrivens nearly sparked a goalie fight in Buffalo on Wednesday, and he had the following to say about his would-be opponent - the much larger Robin Lehner. [SN]
  • Mark Barberio has been turning heads since being called up from St. John's, working his way up the lineup and becoming a pleasant surprise in what has been a very unpleasant season. [JDM]
  • In Lucas Lessio and Stefan Matteau the Habs have two similar players, each hoping to earn a permanent spot on the team. [JDM]
  • While Jaromir Jagr has never played for the Canadiens, Montreal fans seem to love him all the same - and that feeling is mutual. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • It looks like the addition of a Chinese team to the KHL will soon become a reality. The league, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation, and Beijing-based HC Red Star Kunlun have signed a protocol of intentions. [KHL]
  • Players often move all around the lineup over the course of a season, but which individual factor tends to lead to a reduction in playing time? [TSN]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers incredible run over the past ten games sees them sitting in the final wild card spot in the East, meaning the Red Wings playoff streak may be over. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Hockey viewership in Canada is a concern with the poor performance of our nation's NHL teams, but Gary Bettman hopes the play of Canadians south of the border will provide incentive to watch. [La Presse]
  • As Brenden Morrow prepares to settle into retirement, he has some lessons and words of advice to share from a storied NHL career. [Players Tribune]