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Alexander Romanov is named to the WJC All-Star squad, Gallagher's recovery, Ilya Kovalchuk's arrival, and more in today's links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Alexander Romanov named to the WJC all-star team. [Yahoo | Canadiens]
  • Brendan Gallagher is back on the ice. Joel Armia and Jonathan Drouin also continue to improve. [Sportsnet]
  • When Ilya Kovalchuk arrived in Montreal, Brett Kulak was willing to roshambo for number 17. Instead, he got a fancy new watch for it. Also, Kovalchuk's first impressions of his new team. [TSN | Twitter | Canadiens]
  • Once upon a time, André Savard wanted to draft Kovalchuk for Montreal. Now he's donning the CH. [TVA]
  • Breaking down Marco Scandella's debut for Montreal. [The Athletic]
  • Ben Chiarot looks back on his first NHL goal. [Canadiens]
  • Our own Andrew Zadarnowski breaks down recent Habs news on TSN 690. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • In case you were living under a rock last night, Team Canada took home gold at the World Juniors. [Yahoo | NBC Sports |
  • The NHL will not have the luxury of a lengthy dithering time over whether or not they will go to to the Olympics. [TSN]
  • How the deportation of Elias Pettersson's childhood best friends and their return helped shaped some of who he is today. [Sportsnet]