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In today’s links, we look back at several Canadiens prospects who plateaued at the World Juniors, the NHL gets closer to a Canadian return—but the provinces might still have the last word, and several high profile RFAs remain unsigned.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL believes that it can play games this season in all seven Canadian markets. [Sportsnet]
  • The provinces hosting the Canadian NHL franchises have provided the NHL with additional alterations that they would like to see. [Sportsnet]
  • Team Canada captain Kirby Dach is out for the World Juniors with a wrist injury. [TSN]
  • Previewing what could be a surprising World Juniors tournament. [La Presse]
  • Weak goaltending makes the Edmonton Oilers particularly susceptible to their compressed schedule. [TSN]
  • Anthony Cirelli may be off the market, but a number of high profile restricted free agents remain contract-less as the NHL gets ready for the new campaign. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • A southern Alberta hockey coach has been suspended and fined for “bringing discredit to the league” after speaking with the media about a COVID-19 outbreak on his team last month. [CBC]