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Thursday Habs Headlines: Andrei Markov wants to play Game #1000 with the Canadiens

Here are your daily links, including a new interview with Andrei Markov, Artturi Lehkonen eager to return to Montreal, and more.

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New York Rangers v Montreal Canadiens - Game Five Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Andrei Markov is only ten games away from 1,000 in the NHL, and he wants to hit that milestone with the Habs, and hopefully help the team get back into the playoffs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The former (and possibly future) Habs defenceman sat down for an interview during a recent trip to Montreal and discussed his past with the team, as well as plans for the future. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Artturi Lehkonen is ready to get back to Montreal and see his teammates again. [Canadiens]
  • The Athletic finally released their ranking of the top five Canadiens prospects. [The Athletic]
  • ICYMI: Jeff Petry continues to be a driving force for the Habs. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Connor Brown was at his friend’s wedding when he got traded from the Leafs, so he enlisted a former teammate’s help in breaking the news to everyone except the groom. [TSN]
  • Kevin Shattenkirk was not too happy that the Rangers decided to buy out his contract. [Sportsnet]
  • Is Dylan Larkin ready to be captain of the Red Wings? The man himself says yes. [TSN]
  • Sportsnet’s Caroline Cameron didn’t start out reporting on hockey, but her first year hosting “Hockey Central Tonight” has earned rave reviews. [The Athletic]