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Monday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher back on the top line opposite Max Pacioretty

Here are your daily links including Gallagher on the top line, more cuts at camp, and Byron’s response to his fluky season

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Claude Julien mixes things up by swapping Ales Hemsky for Brendan Gallagher on the top line. [NHL]
  • Three more players were cut from the Habs training camp and will be reporting to the Laval Rocket camp. [NHL]
  • That gets started on Monday
  • Karl Alzner celebrated his 29th birthday on Sunday. [Twitter]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joined Habs Breakfast to talk Charles Hudon’s impressive camp, Artturi Lehkonen’s spot on the roster, under-performing prospects, and more. [TSN]
  • Maurice Richard added one more point to his tally after being credited with a 72-year-old assist. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Victor Mete is confident that if he stays on his current path, he will make the Habs roster this season. [Twitter]
  • Paul Byron has a good response for the people who think he can’t sustain his 22% shooting rate from last season. [Twitter]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • With all the Sports vs. Donald Trump talk, the Pittsburgh Penguins sent out a statement that they respect the institution of the White House. [NHL]
  • Not everyone agrees with the Pens statement, calling it a slap in the face to fans and the NHL. [Five For Howling]
  • Andrew Desjardins faces a hearing for illegal hit to the head on Miles Wood during Saturday nights match up. [NBC]
  • Some people aren’t happy with the crackdown on slashing, but Johnny Gaudreau, who was out for an extended period recovering from a broken finger after a series of hacks, is happy to see the issue addressed. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • With no NHL players able to attend, Canada and the USA have been forced to look elsewhere for their Winter Olympic rosters, and the neighbouring nations have chosen divergent paths. [The Star]
  • Makayla Pahl, a Minnesota high school goaltender, talks about why she switched to boys’ hockey, her experience with Team USA, and college. [The Ice Garden]
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson is considered day-to-day after suffering a knee injury.
  • Bobby Fabbri, however, will miss the rest of the St. Louis Blues training camp after re-injuring his surgically-repaired knee. [NHL]