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Friday Habs Headlines: Date announced for annual public intra-squad game

In today’s links, the first public game of the 2016-17 season approaches, player numbers are announced for the World Cup of Hockey, and Sidney Crosby pens his thoughts on last year’s roller-coaster season.

Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens - Game Six Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs will play their annual training camp intra-squad game at the Bell Centre on September 25. Tickets are being handed out in exchange for donations at Canadian Tire stores throughout Quebec. [RDS]
  • The numbers that will be worn by all the players representing their country at the World Cup of Hockey, including the six representatives of the Canadiens, have been released. [NHL.com]
  • A look at Shea Weber’s shot locations reveals why he is such a dangerous power-play threat. [Twitter]
  • After playing last season in the second tier of German professional hockey, Taylor Carnevale will be a member of the Brampton Beast this season. [ECHL.com]
  • Les Canadiennes have announced the list of 31 players, including the nine who were brought into the team at the CWHL Draft, who will vie for roster spots for the 2016-17 season. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Henrik Zetterberg has pulled out of the World Cup with a knee injury. Mikael Backlund will be his replacement. [NHL.com]
  • The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a one-year contract extension. [Sabres.com]
  • P.K. Subban and Kardinal Offishall collaborated on a music video, featuring nurses and children at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, to mark the end of the first year of his long-term fundraising campaign. [YouTube]
  • Sidney Crosby had a career-worst start to last season. He chronicles his frustrations, doubts, and subsequent strategy that allowed him to turn it on the latter half and regain his stature as one of the best offensive players in the league. [Sports Illustrated]