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Saturday Habs Headlines: A CBA rule may see Daniel Carr become an unrestricted free agent at season’s end

In today’s links, Carr’s status with the team, John Scott’s memories of his all-star season, Alberta teams going in opposite directions, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • A rule added to the CBA to allow players to have a fair shot at an NHL opportunity may factor in for Daniel Carr, who could become a Group VI UFA this summer:
  • The majority of the Habs’ European contingent took in the sights of an iconic American attraction on their day off:

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  • The Canadiens wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year:
  • As the NHL team travels to Las Vegas, back in Laval Adam Cracknell is becoming an important piece for the AHL team after developing in Nevada. [Canadiens.com]
  • Nicolas Deslauriers explains the tattoos he’s added over the years. [Canadiens.com]
  • “I was on a lot of good teams. I was on a lot of not-so-good teams. But I had fun the whole way through.” John Scott reflects on his NHL career, including his brief but eventful time in the Canadiens organization. [CFJC Today]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Eugene Melnyk has named the new CEO for the Ottawa Senators: Eugene Melnyk. [Ottawa Sun]
  • The Calgary Flames have signed centre Mikael Backlund to a six-year contract extension. [Matchsticks & Gasoline]
  • Milan Lucic hasn’t lived up to the expectations the Edmonton Oilers brass had for him when he signed his seven-year deal. Needing to have more of an impact, Lucic is determined to get his body mass down and his agility up to compete in a changing NHL. [TSN]