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Saturday Habs Headlines: Kirk Muller getting back in form after treatment for Lyme disease

Kirk Muller and Paul Byron are feeling game ready, Nikita Scherbak has had an eventful summer, the Sens’ sufferings, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • After a fight with Lyme disease that wiped him out for much of last year, Kirk Muller is finally feeling like himself. [Sportsnet]
  • After getting shoulder surgery, Paul Byron is likely to be in the starting line-up after all. [Canadiens]
  • A part of his series on Canadian teams, Bob McKenzie assesses the Canadiens. [TSN]
  • Karl Alzner talks about what it will take to bounce back. [The Athletic]
  • Nikita Scherbak has had a pretty great off-season, and he's excited to be back. [Twitter]
  • The Habs’ project to bring rinks to towns and cities throughout Quebec has flourished. [Canadiens]
  • Habs prospect Jacob Olofsson is eager to start the season. [Instagram]
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Around the league and elsewhere

  • In exactly a year, the NHL could be looking at another lockout. [TSN]
  • Wayne Gretzky thinks NHLers should be at the 2022 Olympics. [ESPN]
  • The Ottawa Senators’ Summer of Sadness continues. [TSN]
  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau will be out for six months with a torn Achilles tendon. [CBC]
  • It's been a rough couple of days for NHL captains, as Red Wings announce that Henrik Zetterberg's career is over. [Sportsnet]
  • Corey Crawford is taking strides towards returning, but it's still a ways off. [The Athletic]
  • Elliotte Friedman's 31 thoughts are excellent, as usual, as he talks Erik Karlsson, restricted free agents, and Patrick Laine, among other things. [Sportsnet]
  • The Golden Knights made sure Max Pacioretty's kids have sheets with Vegas on them. It's all in the details. [Twitter]
  • Meanwhile, in Arizona, Alex Galchenyuk is out to prove, once and for all, that he belongs at centre. [NHL]