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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Dale Weise and Nate Thompson arrive

In today’s links, a homecoming for Dale Weise and a new start for Nate Thompson, Jonathan Drouin is on the rise—and on the wing, and what’s wrong with the Colorado Avalanche?

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NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Dale Weise and Nate Thompson greeted their new teammates today at practice. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • “I never wanted to leave,” says Weise, who also says that he’s a better pro than he was three years ago. [Montreal Gazette | RDS]
  • The new arrivals appear to be the ingredients to a familiar fourth-line recipe for Claude Julien. [La Presse]
  • Weise’s journey from NHL to AHL to waivers and back to the NHL is a path that Karl Alzner would like to emulate, whether it’s in Montreal or elsewhere. [The Athletic]
  • Returned to his natural winger position, Jonathan Drouin is on the rise. [La Presse]
  • In a letter to his detractors, ex-Hab Louis Leblanc opens up about leaving Harvard, playing under Sylvain Lefebrve, and why it didn’t work out in Montreal. [Radio-Canada]
  • The impending winter storm didn’t stop Mikey Reilly from taking the ice yesterday.
  • Back-to-back Beanpot Championships for Cayden Primeau.
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Around the league and elsewhere

  • Evgeni Malkin has been suspended one game over a stick swinging incident on Monday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. [TSN]
  • The Colorado Avalanche haven’t won a hockey game since January 19. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • After a set of commercials that they starred in went viral, what’s next for the Kenya Ice Lions? [ESPN]
  • The Boston Bruins expect David Pastrnak to return this season after falling on his thumb in an off-ice incident Sunday night. [TSN]
  • Additional suspensions have been handed out in the aftermath of an ugly brawl between St. Francis Xavier and Acadia University. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL’s latest player and puck tracking efforts are aimed at revolutionizing the viewer experience. [Sports Video Group]
  • What do newly acquired veterans Byron Froese and David Schlemko bring to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms? [Inside AHL Hockey]
  • A look at some names to remember for the later rounds of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. [Mile High Hockey]
  • What’s the best trade that didn’t happen? [The Athletic]