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Thursday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher returns to Montreal due to injury

Here are your daily links, including a possible second outdoor game for the Habs next season, and Brendan Gallagher’s status update.

Montreal Canadiens v Dallas Stars Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Brendan Gallagher took a Shea Weber slap shot to the hand, and will not travel with the team to Toronto [Twitter]
  • While the Habs will play an outdoor game in Ottawa next season, the NHL may still have plans for another played in Montreal. [TVA]
  • What’s ahead for Plekanec, Danault, and Gallagher? [TSN 690]
  • The overtime goal scored by Max Pacioretty on Tuesday night in Nashville tied a franchise record:
  • RDS counts down the top five players who won the Stanley Cup with both the Habs and last night’s opponent, the Dallas Stars. [RDS]
  • Enrico Ciccone recounts the story of how Bob Gainey saved his professional hockey career. [Sans Filtre]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Exorbitant ticket prices may be the leading cause for questionable attendance figures at the 2017 World Junior Championship. [CBC]
  • Jeff Cox and Joshua Cummins award “First Half” awards to collegiate players across the Hockey East conference. [SBNCH]
  • Andrew Berkshire investigates how Justin Schultz has turned things around and become a reliable player in Pittsburgh. [SN]
  • The AHL is offering a free day of AHL Live this Saturday as all 30 of the league’s teams will be in action. [Twitter]
  • The Boston Bruins are mourning the loss of legendary player Milt Schmidt who died at age 98. [Boston Globe]