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Thursday Habs Headlines: Meet the newest member of the Canadiens organization

Here are your daily links, including an adorable service dog, Ken Dryden’s opinion on head hits, Bergevin’s trip to Europe, and more.

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NHL: Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs are joining in the latest NHL trend and adopting a service puppy that fans will help name (this one is by far the cutest). [Canadiens]
  • Ken Dryden hopes to eliminate head hits from the game. [The Toronto Star]
  • Marc Bergevin is scouting in Finland this week. [Renaud Lavoie on Twitter]
  • What will the Canadiens do with their extra defencemen when Shea Weber returns from IR? [The Athletic]
  • Martin Reway will join Tingsryds AIF this week. [TAIF]
  • ICYMI: Joni Ikonen opened up about his recovery and return to the ice. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • For anyone who has ever wondered about Gritty’s favourite holiday food, TIME found out. [Twitter]
  • The Jets are loaning Kristian Vesalainen to the KHL for the remainder of the season. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Mika Zibanejad just needs to keep shooting, and the goals will come. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • A hockey fan will has found a kidney donor thanks to her sign at a Penguins game. [GMA]
  • The Ottawa Senators weren’t on anyone’s shortlist for the playoffs this year, but they have certainly been an interesting team. [TSN]