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Thursday Habs Headlines: Where will the Canadiens find Carey Price’s backup?

Here are your daily links, including finding a backup for Price, re-signings for the Laval Rocket, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs will need to answer a big off-season question and find Carey Price’s backup, either within the organization or outside of it. [TSN 690]
  • Laval’s leading scorer, Alex Belzile, is working hard to reach his NHL goals. [Canadiens]
  • Nikita Jevpalovs re-signed with the Rocket on Tuesday. [EOTP]
  • Michael Pezzetta was able to earn the coach’s trust in his first year in the AHL. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Blues’ radio play-by-play announcer Chris Kerber is stepping aside in each second period to give John Kelly a chance to carry on his father’s legacy. [The Athletic]
  • The small victories for women’s hockey are somewhat disguising the long road ahead. [The Victory Press]
  • Mark Hunter’s influence in drafting big defencemen could leave the Maple Leafs with needs elsewhere. [Pension Plan Puppets]