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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Some minor Weal-ing and dealing

The Canadiens remained committed to their plan of action on deadline day even while adding Jordan Weal, an update on Juulsen, and a quick look around at the league now that the dust has settled.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Brendan Gallagher is pleased to be on the same team as Jordan Weal after playing against him in the WHL. [Canadiens]
  • Weal himself was woken up by the call that he'd been traded. [TSN]
  • It was written when Weal arrived in Arizona, but here’s a good look into the kind of player he is. [The Athletic]
  • The Habs currently have a tenuous lead on Carolina for the first wild-card spot. What can they do to open up that lead? [TSN]
  • There's good news and bad news on Noah Juulsen. The bad news is that he's very unlikely to be back this season. The good news is that Marc Bergevin is confident he'll be ready for next season. [Twitter]
  • The Canadiens stood pat at the trade deadline, committed to both battling for a playoff spot, and continuing to build through the draft and by developing their young players. [Sportsnet | Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • While the majority of trade deadline day was pretty quiet, the dying minutes were frantic. Catch up with all the moves here. [NHL]
  • Who were the the winners and losers of deadline day? [ESPN]
  • Tampa Bay was one of the few teams to stand pat at the trade deadline. [NHL]
  • Brent Burns is in some pretty lofty company. [Twitter]