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Thursday Habs Headlines: Nick Suzuki’s ‘whirlwind’ year continues

Here are your daily links, including Nick Suzuki’s adventures this season, Jonathan Drouin undergoes surgery, RFA Brett Kulak and more

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nick Suzuki’s season since getting traded to the Habs has been a “whirlwind.” [Montreal Gazette]
  • Jonathan Drouin had minor surgery this week to repair a fractured nose. [Canadiens]
  • The Habs will need to settle on a backup goalie for next season. [TSN 690]
  • Like many hockey players, Ryan Poehling enjoys golf in the off season, and he especially enjoys sharing special experiences with his family. [Canadiens]
  • After his impressive season, RFA Brett Kulak should get a raise from the Habs. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The entire hockey community mourns the passing of longtime Canucks writer Jason Botchford. [The Province | Nucks Misconduct]
  • Projected 2019 first overall pick Jack Hughes headlines the recent additions to USA’s World Championship roster. [USA Hockey]
  • The “good underlying numbers” are finally yielding playoff results for the Caroline Hurricanes. [Sportsnet]
  • Brad Marchand will not face supplemental discipline from the league for his punch to Scott Harrington’s head after the final buzzer on Tuesday night. [Twitter]
  • The Blue Jackets’ surprising run is all part of the plan. [Sportsnet]
  • Time for the Nashville Predators to trade for... Sidney Crosby? [On the Forecheck]
  • Gary Bettman has claimed that any ban on hits to the head would effectively end all hitting in hockey. [Sportsnet]

Thursday’s playoff schedule

Game 4: Boston Bruins @ Columbus Blue Jackets

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

Game 4: San Jose Sharks @ Colorado Avalanche

Start time: 10:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, TVA Sports (French)
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live