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Monday Habs Headlines: Why Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s injury wasn’t kept a secret

In today’s links, why the Canadiens were honest about Kotkaniemi’s injury, Weber’s recent game, Don Cherry lands himself in some hot water, and more.

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Montreal News and Notes

  • There was more than one reason for the Canadiens to come clean about Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s groin injury. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joins the Weekend Game Plan to discuss the Habs’ win over the Kings and if Ryan Poehling is the odd man out when Kotkaniemi returns. [TSN 690]
  • Shea Weber’s game is starting to trend up with recent contributions. [Sportsnet]
  • What surprises Weber most about the Habs high-scoring defence?

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • How Sidney Crosby forever changed the way NHLers approach being pros. [Sportsnet]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin is a high-stakes player, leader, and role model for the game. She’s even been referred to as the Sidney Crosby of women’s hockey. [NHL]
  • The NHL has issued a statement regarding the comments Don Cherry made on Hockey Night in Canada. [TSN]
  • In case you were lucky enough to miss Cherry’s “you people” rant, here’s a refresher. [The Star]
  • Blue Jacket’s Nick Foligno will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday for elbowing Colorado Avalanche’s Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. [Sportsnet]