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Saturday Habs Headlines: Karl Alzner determined to play in the NHL — whether that’s in Montreal or not

In today’s news, Alzner doesn’t want to return to the AHL, watching the process of selecting Cole Caufield play out, prospects getting on the scoreboard, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Karl Alzner wants to play in the NHL next year, with whichever team is willing to put him in the lineup. [TVA Sports | Google Translate]
  • Go behind the scenes of the Canadiens’ decisions to select Cole Caufield in this year’s draft. [YouTube]
  • See what Jordan Weal has been up to this summer. []
  • There was no goaltender in the net, but Alexander Romanov potted a goal in a U20 game ahead of the KHL season:
  • Jesse Ylönen one-upped his fellow Habs prospect with a goal and assist of his own:
  • Rafaël Harvey-Pinard is still on cloud nine after being selected by Montreal, but hopes to hit the ground running at rookie camp to earn a spot in the AHL. [TVA Sports]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov has been banned for four years from IIHF competition for violating its performance enhancing drug policy. []
  • The NHL is instead allowing him to seek medical help and have a meeting with the commissioner, with no punishment coming his way at this time. []
  • Former Canadien P.K. Subban has announced his engagement to girlfriend and decorated Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn [CBC]