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Monday Habs Headlines: Nick Suzuki showing potential at centre

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Here are your daily links, including a discussion of the Habs’ centre prospects, Claude Julien’s take on the loss in Dallas, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Dallas Stars Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nick Suzuki moved to centre after Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s injury, adding to the interest surrounding that position for Canadiens’ prospects. [TSN 690]
  • With Kotkaniemi on IR, the Habs have recalled Ryan Poehling from Laval. [EOTP]
  • Claude Julien attributes the team’s rough loss in Dallas to a lack of energy. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The new Seattle NHL team is making their analytics team a priority. [NHL]
  • Increasingly, teams have reason to give young players long-term deals based on what they hope to see in the future. [Sportsnet]
  • Milan Lucic was suspended for two games on Sunday for roughing CBJ’s Kole Sherwood. [NHL]
  • Hockey fans, hockey players, and even Luke Skywalker pitched in on Twitter to help an 11-year-old feel special for his birthday. [Sportsnet]
  • Fresh off winning the World Series, the Nationals made a memorable appearance at Sunday night’s Washington Capitals game. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]