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

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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. [Canadiens.com]
  • 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. [IIHF.com]
  • 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. [NHL.com]
  • Former Canadien P.K. Subban has announced his engagement to girlfriend and decorated Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn [CBC]