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Friday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin expected to announce Michel Therrien's return next week

Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including the expectation that Bergevin will bring Michel Therrien back next season, how the team handled Carey Price's injury, and a look at the success of the first line.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Darren Dreger stated on TSN's Insider Trading that the belief is Michel Therrien will be given another chance to work with a healthy team next season, and Bergevin will announce the coach's return by next week. [TwitterTSN]
  • While the absence of Carey Price surely had a major impact on the Canadiens' season, his injury is not the only factor in the teams collapse. []
  • The Habs' handling of the Price injury was bizarre to say the least, and Dreger along with Pierre McGuire gave their thoughts on it, and the issue of transparency in general. [TSN 690 | McGuireDreger]
  • It hasn't been a great season for anyone in Montreal, but the new first line has at least been having some success. Christopher Boucher breaks down their success by the numbers. [RDS]
  • Former Habs coach and current Senator Jacques Demers was hospitalized yesterday after suffering a stroke. Demers is in stable condition. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The lack of Canadian teams taking part in the Stanley Cup Playoffs has the league and its broadcasters anticipating low viewership. [National Post]
  • Visors are becoming more and more common in the game as they are now required for players who entered the NHL in or after the 2013-14 season, with just nine percent of NHLers opting to go without. [Toronto Sun]
  • The Russian Hockey Federation has replaced their entire Under-18 World Championship team, with the use of meldonium suspected as the reason why. [National Post]
  • Frank Vilardi of the Flint Firebirds has opened up about his experience on the controversial OHL team, praising commissioner David Branch and those who took control of the franchise. [Puck Daddy]
  • The AHL has announced its First and Second All-Star Teams, as well as their 2015-16 All-Rookie Team. [All-StarsAll-Rookies]
  • The NHL has announced the four recipients of the 2016 Thurgood Marshall scholarship. []