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Thursday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber injury is not serious

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Here are your daily links, including a small update on Shea Weber’s injury, and Tomas Plekanec on the NHL’s decision to forego the Olympics.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Claude Julien wasn’t offering much information on Shea Weber’s injury, but it’s nothing major:
  • Tickets for the 2017 playoffs go on sale today. [Canadiens]
  • Count Tomas Plekanec among those upset with the NHL’s decision to ditch the Winter Olympics. [TVA Sports]
  • Dan Rosen is giving the Habs the edge in a first-round meeting against the New York Rangers. [NHL.com]
  • A nice little video: Carey Price makes Amelia’s day.
  • Roman Josi spoke to the Players’ Tribune about his current team, but didn’t forget to mention his former partner Shea Weber. [PT]
  • The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will appear in the Frozen Four, and Habs prospect Jake Evans is a big reason why. [SBNCH]
  • St. John’s Ice Caps mascot “Buddy” was named the victor of the AHL’s Mascot Madness contest. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL’s concussion lawsuit could have major implications for the future of the league. [The Guardian]
  • Elliotte Friedman wonders how Russian NHL players will react to the league’s decision not to partake in the 2018 Winter Olympics. [SN]
  • Pittsburgh Penguins blue-liner Kris Letang will be sidelined for 4-6 months after suffering from a herniated disk. [Puck Daddy]
  • Caroline Ouelette is back with the Canadian national team, but this time she’s appearing behind the bench. [Puck Daddy]
  • Jokerit and HC Red Star Kunlun have signed an agreement that will see the two clubs co-operate to develop ice hockey in China. [Twitter]