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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Phillip Danault won’t let contract uncertainty affect his game

In today’s links, Phillip Danault talks about his role, his play, and his contract situation, COVID-19 rears its ugly head in the hockey world again, and Max Domi discusses his future with Columbus.

Montreal Canadiens v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Five Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Phillip Danault doesn’t seem to mind the prospect of playing without a contract extension in the books. [Sportsnet | Radio-Canada | RDS]
  • Danault has been awarded the Jean Beliveau Trophy for his leadership in the community. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Canadiens top centre last year is an underrated part of the team’s success. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first indigenous NHLers, has died at age 86 after contracting COVID-19. [TSN]
  • A day after the Vegas Golden Knights disclosed four players had tested COVID-19 positive, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced that “several” of their players had also tested positive recently. [TSN]
  • Two players have tested positive for COVID-19 at Canada’s World Juniors selection camp, resulting in the postponement of Tuesday’s Red and White game. [TSN]
  • Will the NHL ever follow the NBA’s lead in creating “super teams”? [Sportsnet]
  • Max Domi talks about his move to the Columbus Blue Jackets. [The Cannon]