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Sunday Habs Headlines: Josh Brook is getting his shot to make the roster

In today’s links, Brook’s golden opportunity, the backup goaltender situation, RFA news from around the league, and more.

NHL: JUN 26 Canadiens Development Camp Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Josh Brook has been a consistent partner for Brett Kulak in training camp, and that suggests he’s getting legitimate consideration for a roster spot. [Sportsnet]
  • If you missed it, it might be a good time to read his 2019 Top 25 Under 25 profile. [EOTP]
  • Nick Cousins is eager to show off his versatility. []
  • The Canadiens may have added veteran backup Keith Kinkaid in the off-season, but Charlie Lindgren isn’t going to let that deter him from challenging for the number-two role. []
  • Victor Mete’s short NHL career has seen him supporting a veteran defenceman while growing with a rookie forward. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Tomas Tatar received a personalized Montreal Impact jersey:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • After his earlier suspension from IIHF play, Evgeny Kuznetsov has received a three-game ban from the NHL. [TSN]
  • Still without an extension, Patrik Laine will be doing his training in Switzerland. [The Fourth Period]
  • Jared Spurgeon has signed a seven-year extension with the Minnesota Wild. [Sportsnet]
  • Both Ryan Kesler and Patrick Eaves will miss the entire season for the Anaheim Ducks. []
  • The September 15 date for the CBA reopener decision is actually a September 16 date, so we won’t know until Monday whether the current agreement will expire in one year’s time or not. [TSN]