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Friday Habs Headlines: Charlie Lindgren doing the Canadiens — and the now-defunct St. John’s IceCaps — proud

In today’s links, Lindgren still represents Newfoundland’s team, the defence has yet to solidify, get to know the Les Canadiennes players ahead of Saturday’s match at the Bell Centre, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The St. Johns IceCaps may now be defunct, but the team still lives on on Charlie Lindgren’s mask. [Montreal Gazette]
  • With no regular partner for Shea Weber, the Canadiens’ defence is just as complicated as we assumed it would be. [The Athletic]
  • In case you missed it yesterday, we had a recap yesterday of the Habs’ statistics over the last two weeks. [EOTP]
  • Five years ago yesterday, one-time Canadiens prospect Blake Geoffrion suffered his career-ending injury with his loved ones in the stands. [RDS]
  • The ‘get to know your Canadiennes’ series continues with episode two:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Flyers defenceman Shayne Gostisbehere reached the 100-point plateau last night, in just his 155th career game. [Frank Seravalli]
  • One month into the 2017-18 season, the Lightning’s top line is chasing a rare achievement. [TSN]
  • With the papers signed, Vadim Shipachyov’s NHL career is now officially over. [TSN]
  • Team Canada opened the Karjala Cup with a win over the Swiss. [Team Canada Men]
  • The Athletic’s Eric Duhatschek tells the story of Danielle Goyette’s journey from small-town Quebec to Olympic star. [The Athletic]
  • Former NHLer Daniel Paille issues a statement after being injured by a predatory hit during a Champions Hockey League game. [Brynas.se]
  • Kevin Bieksa has a little fun at his teammates’ expense, posing as Honda Center security. [Anaheim Ducks]