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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Back in Business

Noah Juulsen's return to health, prospect updates, playoff suspensions, and more

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Montreal Canadiens v Calgary Flames Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Good news, Habs fans, Noah Juulsen is healthy and has been cleared to play for next year! [Twitter]
  • Considering the injuries, call-ups and trades, Joel Bouchard is pleased with his players. [RDS]
  • Montreal goalie prospect Cayden Primeau is headed to the IIHF Worlds as Team USA’s third goalie. [Twitter]
  • Cale Fleury is on the rise. [The Athletic]
  • Josh Brook had a terrific season, and Xavier Ouellet helped him out for the brief time he played in Laval. [TVA]
  • [Journal de Montreal]
  • Jacob Olofsson has signed a two year contract with Skelleftea. [Skellefteå AIK]
  • The Scrum Podcast chats with Tomas Jirousek about the renaming of McGill’s men’s varsity teams and more in this week’s episode. [SoundCloud]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • If you had told hockey fans that the Tampa Bay Lightning would be on the brink of elimination, in a sweep no less, earlier in the season, they would have been shocked. Yet here we are. [TSN]
  • Nazem Kadri has been suspended for the duration of the Leafs/Bruins playoff series. [Twitter]
  • Joe Thornton has also been suspended, but just for one game. [Twitter]
  • The Predators will be down both Wayne Simmonds and Brian Boyle with week-to-week injuries. [TSN]
  • Alain Vigneault has been hired as the Flyers’ new head coach. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • The Rangers have landed in a great lottery spot for the draft, and should probably keep their need for defensemen in mind. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The Gold Medal Game of the IIHF Women’s Worlds ended in a highly controversial manner. Finnish Toronto Maple Leafs forward Kasperi Kapanen weighs in. [TSN]
  • Ducks prospect Isac Lundeström is thriving in the SHL. [Anaheim Calling]

Tuesday’s playoff schedule

Tampa Bay Lightning @ Columbus Blue Jackets

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet 360 (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: CNBC
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live

New York Islanders @ Pittsburgh Penguins

Start time: 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC (English), TVA Sports 2 (French)
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live

Winnipeg Jets @ St. Louis Blues

Start time: 9:30 PM EDT / 6:30 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: CNBC
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live

San Jose Sharks @ Vegas Golden Knights

Start time: 10:30 PM EDT / 7:30 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet 360 (English), TVA Sports 2 (French)
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live