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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Nikita Nesterov set to make his Canadiens debut

Your daily links, including the arrival of Nikita Nesterov, the return of injured players, Redmond on waivers and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Nikita Nesterov will receive a trial-by-fire with Montreal, jumping into the lineup Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres. [ICI Radio-Canada]
  • Victor Hedman has only good things to say about Nesterov, his former teammate with the Tampa Bay Lightning. [TVA Sports]
  • Brendan Gallagher joined the morning show to talk about what kept him busy during the All-Star break. [TSN 690]
  • Andrei Markov is ready to get back to work, and is relatively excited for Nesterov’s arrival.
  • Alex Galchenyuk is finally skating, but appears his rehabilitation is slightly behind schedule. [La Presse]
  • Despite Galchenyuk’s status, more healthy players are joining the team, which is a good problem to have for Michel Therrien. [Montreal Gazette]
  • As a result of said logjam, Zach Redmond has been placed on waivers. [EOTP]
  • ICYMI: Brendan Gallagher was at the All Star Game, feeding snacks to his World Cup pal, Brad Marchand. Wait a minute, that’s not Brendan Gallagher, I’m told that’s Shea Weber’s son. [Michael Blinn]
  • PC Plus members, get your tickets for the Provigo Canadiens Fan Practice now! [Canadiens]
  • Mikhail Sergachev is a hipster, but not in the way you think. [Windsor Spitfires]
  • Winging it in Motown have been exploring expansion draft protection possibilities for each NHL team. The latest edition takes a shot at who the Habs will protect; spoiler alert: Carey Price. [WiiM]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • This year’s NHL All-Star Game had good and bad moments; here are five ideas to help the next edition be even better. [Fox Sports]
  • Gary Bettman says despite the NBA moving forward with it, he isn’t interested in jersey advertising. [Puck Daddy]
  • It appears the New York Islanders may once again need to look for a new place to play hockey. [Bloomberg]
  • Montreal has done a great job scouting and signing players coming out of the NCAA. Time to take a look at this year’s crop of prospects. [SBN College Hockey]
  • An accomplished group entered the AHL Hall of Fame at this weekend’s All Star Game festivities. [Scott Matla]
  • McGill held the Heads Up conference, shining a light on concussions in sport. Ken Dryden delivered a thought-provoking talk on the subject. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Mika Zibanejad spoke out about his family being in Iran at the moment, given the political climate. “It Sucks.” [NY Daily Times]