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Thursday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher delivers the grit and the goals

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Here are your daily links, including Brendan Gallagher’s tangible (and intangible) contributions to the team, Carey Price’s return to the ice, Michael McCarron’s frustration, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Ottawa Senators Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Brendan Gallagher‘s bounce-back is coming at a great time for the Habs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Good news: Carey Price was at practice in full pads on Wednesday.
  • Michael McCarron is struggling to keep a positive attitude about going back to the AHL. [RDS]
  • Even though Alex Galchenyuk filled in for Jonathan Drouin at centre for a bit on Tuesday, Claude Julien would prefer to have Drouin back on the ice against the Wild. [Sportsnet]
  • Les Canadiennes goalie Emerance Maschmeyer has a lot going on off the ice, but she is learning to balance and enjoy her busy life. [The Ice Garden]
  • Charlie Lindgren’s first game at the Bell Centre was one to remember. [Sportsnet]
  • It’s official: Martin Reway has signed a KHL contract with HC Slovan Bratislava. [Twitter]
  • Jonathan Drouin revealed what caused his somewhat compromising position on the bench during Sunday’s game in Chicago. [Sportsnet]
  • On Wednesday, Brendan Gallagher reflected on what Roy Halladay meant to him as a fan and as a professional athlete. [TSN]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya are having some fun leading up to their induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Twitter]
  • Brian Gionta has been named captain of Team USA for the Deutschland Cup. [Twitter]
  • Nana Fujimoto’s new mask is truly a work of art.
  • As a former NHLer who has been open about his own struggles with mental illness, Corey Hirsch was able to shed some light on a likely reason many professional athletes may not seek help when they need it. [Sportsnet]