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Friday Habs Headlines: A smooth transition for Jakub Jerabek

In today’s links, Jakub Jerabek’s adaptation to North America is impressing his teammates, looking at how to deploy Ales Hemsky, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Sportsnet previews the Canadiens for the 2017-18 season. [Sportsnet]
  • Jakub Jerabek is making a smooth transition to North America. [NHL.com]
  • Ales Hemsky will be a fit in Montreal, but is perhaps not best used on the power play. [The Athletic]
  • Noah Juulsen will be out of action for six weeks with a fractured foot. [TSN]
  • Max Fortier has returned from a try-out at Canadiens camp to the Halifax Mooseheads, where he’s been named captain. [Halifax Mooseheads]
  • The Canadiens have released six non-contracted players from training camp. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Sixteen Laval Rocket matches will be broadcast on RDS this year. [RDS]
  • The Brampton Beast are adding former NCAA champion Mark Bennett. [Brampton Beast]

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • 31 Thoughts: Jason Blake knows what Brian Boyle is going through. [Sportsnet]
  • The Los Angeles Kings defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 in Shanghai, China. [TSN]
  • Torey Krug suffered a fractured jaw from a puck to the face. [TSN]
  • Looking at candidates for a bounce-back season in the NHL this year. [TSN]
  • Alexander Radulov reflects on his journey to the NHL and his future with the Dallas Stars. [NHL.com]
  • The St. Louis Blues have hired Larry Robinson as a Senior Consultant to Hockey Operations. [NHL.com]
  • Erik Cole has announced his retirement. [Carolina Hurricanes]
  • Jiri Sekac continues to tear up the KHL. [KHL.ru]