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Sunday Habs Headlines: Everyone has an opinion on what’s ailing Carey Price, but none of them seems to fit

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In today’s links, a goalie struggles, a winger finds some offence, and a prospect centre is breaking out in a big way.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Minnesota Wild Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Media and fans alike have been offering theories about what is ailing Carey Price. But so far there has been no convincing answer for why the star goaltender has been struggling. [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate]
  • Claude Julien confirmed that Carey Price is out of the lineup on a day-to-day basis. [La Presse]
  • Max Pacioretty tied a franchise record with his goal in last night’s game:
  • Jake Evans’ offence is showing no sign of letting up in his senior season. [UND.com]
  • It appears that Martin Réway will be joining HC Slovan Bratislava in the KHL. [Patrik Bexell]
  • Don’t look now (well, you can if you want, I did post a link after all), but the Canadiens are just a few points out of a playoff spot. [NHL.com]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Normally for a player to have his contract terminated, he has to go through unconditional waivers first (a situation familiar to Canadiens fans by now). In Vadim Shipachyov’s case, with a claim by another NHL team a possibility, an alternative strategy will need to be used to allow him to return to Russia. [TSN]
  • The Canadian Mint and the NHL teamed up with the NHL to make a coin commemmorating the league’s 100th season:
  • Andrew Cogliano dressed for his 800th consecutive game last night. [Twitter.com/NHL]
  • Goaltender Rasmus Reijola scored a goal in Finland’s second tier: