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Saturday Habs Headlines: Andrew Shaw has become a key member of the Canadiens

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In today’s links, how Shaw went from a season marred by injury to one full of offence, Jeff Petry making a home in Montreal, Ryan Poehling becoming an impact player, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Andrew Shaw’s impressive play could be due to how he spent his off-season recovering from a series of injuries and setbacks. [Sportsnet]
  • If you missed the news last night, Josh Brook has made Team Canada for the 2019 World Juniors. [EOTP]
  • “When you have that size and skating ability, with that type of hands and vision, along with his ability to make plays in traffic or even on the rush, I think that’s what makes him a special player.” Coach Brett Larson is quite happy with his forward, Ryan Poehling. [Canadiens.com]
  • “I don’t think there’s a better place to win.” Jeff Petry credits the atmosphere in his first playoff appearance for deciding on Montreal as his home.
  • Brett Kulak had a difficult night against the Hurricanes, and he knows playing well each and every game is what’s needed to stick in the NHL. [Sportsnet]
  • Former Canadien Ales Hemsky still feels the effects of the concussion he suffered last year:
  • Dave Starman talks about scouting for Montreal and what he expects to see from Team USA at the WJC [The Athletic (Podcast)]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jack and Quinn Hughes will play together at the WJC, at it won’t be long until they make the jump to the NHL. [NHL.com]
  • Alex Formenton will be unable to play for Canada after sustaining an injury in evaluation camp. [NHL.com]
  • Mike Green will miss three to five weeks for the Detroit Red Wings. [Winging It In Motown]
  • With a roster freeze looming on Wednesday, Colton Parayko is seen as the most likely to move. [TSN]
  • Penguins defenceman Juuso Riikola took the time to personally greet an autistic fan during a signing session. [PensBurgh]