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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin will be given a chance to play centre

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In today’s links, Claude Julien says Drouin has a shot at centre, Phillip Danault wants to stay in the top six, and Max Pacioretty speaks at his charity tournament.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien says that Jonathan Drouin will have a chance at centre. [Jonathan Bernier]
  • Carey Price is the top rated goaltender in NHL 18, with Shea Weber and Max Pacioretty among the top 10 at their respective positions. []
  • Max Pacioretty’s Captain’s Tournament raised over $257,000! [Luc Gelinas]
  • Pacioretty took the time to speak with the media about Jonathan Drouin. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Drouin and the Canadiens captain spent a lot of time this offseason, and the pair hope that continues on the ice as well. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Phillip Danault is determined to prove his time in the top 6 last year wasn’t a fluke. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Antoine Roussel of the Dallas Stars says that it’s a mistake not to give Boisbriand training partner Charles Hudon a shot at the NHL. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Jeremy Gregoire spent his offseason training in Laval. []

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Danis Zaripov has been granted free agent status by the NHL despite being banned for doping by the KHL and IIHF. [SB Nation]
  • The Air Canada Centre will be the Scotiabank Arena next season. [Sportsnet]
  • Djurgården IF welcomes Rene Bourque to Stockholm. [Djurgården Hockey]