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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber will continue trying to work through a nagging lower-body injury

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In today’s links, the star defender is trying to deal with his ailment, what should one make of the streaky Canadiens, Carey Price doesn’t look like himself, and Erik Karlsson rumours continue.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien has no intention of shutting down an ailing Shea Weber. [TSN - Video]
  • The Canadiens could really use the Forum ghosts right now at the Bell Centre. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Five straight wins, three straight losses. What now for the Canadiens? [TSN]
  • The Montreal Canadiens organization would like to extend their condolences to the family and friends of Zarley Zalapski, who passed away at the age of 49. Zalapski was a Canadien for 28 games during the 1997-98 NHL season. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Carey Price is still not his usual superstar self, and it’s showing up in his goaltending style this year. [The Athletic]
  • The Canadiens netminder received his NHL 100 Classic mask. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Rink construction for the NHL100 Classic is on track despite some significant snowfall in Ottawa. [NHL.com]
  • Where does Victor Mete fit on Team Canada’s depth chart for the World Juniors? [TSN]
  • Chris Neil spoke to the Ottawa Citizen about declining a PTO offer from the Canadiens this offseason. [Andrew Zadarnowski]
  • Jonathan Drouin visited Les Canadiennes last Sunday. [Celine Gelinas]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • This season has witnessed elevated goal-scoring around the league, which might lead to some overpaying for unrestricted free agents in the offseason. [The Athletic]
  • Erik Karlsson confirms that the Ottawa Senators asked him to submit a 10-team no-trade list, but calls it a normal part of the business. [TSN]
  • Elliotte Friedman weighs in on the Karlsson (and Doughty) situations as part of his 31 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • Down Goes Brown offers some happy thoughts for the NHL’s 12 most disappointing teams. [Sportsnet]
  • The St. Louis Blues have placed Alex Pietrangelo on injured reserve. [TSN]
  • Five Questions with Jonathan Huberdeau. [NHL.com]
  • Six members of the Russian National Women’s Hockey Team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics have received lifetime bans for doping. The Russian team’s results at the tournament have also been annulled. [Ice Garden]