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Thursday Habs Headlines: Guy Lafleur to undergo quadruple bypass surgery

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Here are your daily links, including a heart procedure for a Habs legend, where Nick Suzuki might fit on a final roster, a Carey Price injury update, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Guy Lafleur is scheduled for heart surgery today:
  • Where can Nick Suzuki slot in on the Habs’ regular roster? [TSN 690]
  • On an anonymous panel of GMs and coaches, Carey Price ranked second among NHL goalies. [The Athletic]
  • Carey Price, Paul Byron, and Ryan Poehling could all return soon for the Canadiens. [Twitter]
  • Pre-season struggles shouldn’t set the tone for Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s season. [The Athletic]
  • Bob McKenzie weighed in on whether there is substance to the Jonathan Drouin trade rumours. [TSN 690]
  • Mattias Norlinder raised a lot of eyebrows in MODO’s 7-1 win over Mora IK. [Patrik Bexell]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • As the NCAA hockey season approaches, Chris Dilks shared a list of top NHL prospects currently playing in the NCAA. [SB Nation College Hockey]
  • Cammi Granato has been announced as a pro scout for the new Seattle NHL team, making her the first female pro scout in the league. [ESPN]
  • The Calgary Flames signed RFA Matthew Tkachuk on Wednesday, possibly signaling a wrap-up for re-signings. [Sportsnet]
  • This week’s news of an incident involving Auston Matthews came as a surprise both to fans and to the Toronto Maple Leafs. [Sportsnet]