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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Despite injuries, Shea Weber didn’t miss a beat

In today’s links, how the captain returned to the lineup in fine form after a calendar year away, Max Domi isn’t worried about Jonathan Drouin, and could Andrei Markov be returning to the NHL?

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Despite all the concerns, Shea Weber didn’t miss a beat when he rejoined the lineup after an extended stint on the injured reserve to start the season. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Max Domi is sure that Jonathan Drouin will bounce back next season. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Five under-the-radar free agents that could fill needs for the Canadiens. [The Athletic]
  • Could Thomas Harley, OHL Scholastic Player of the Year, be on the Habs radar at the Draft? [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Ilya Konovalov is the winner of the Alexei Cherepanov Award as the KHL’s top rookie.
  • A look behind the scenes into the life and dreams of Harnarayan Singh, the voice of HNIC Punjabi Edition. [Deadspin]
  • In the light of several controversial officiating decisions this postseason, expanding video review seems to be the topic du jour. Is this a route that the NHL should pursue? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • The Edmonton Oilers have hired Dave Tippett as their new head coach. [TSN]
  • Former enforcer Patrick Cote is determined to live the remainder of his life in prison, going so far as to threaten to commit crimes if police officers failed to accede to his desired incarceration. [TVA]
  • Sheldon Keefe is happy to still be coaching the Toronto Marlies rather than being an assistant coach with the Maple Leafs. [TSN]
  • Three NHL teams and one KHL team have reportedly expressed interest in free agent Andrei Markov. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Torilla tavataan! Gold medal-winning Team Finland touched down in Helsinki to a hero’s welcome. [IIHF]

Wednesday’s playoff schedule

Stanley Cup Final Game 2: St. Louis Blues @ Boston Bruins (Boston leads 1-0)

Start time: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the US: NBC
Elsewhere: NHL Live