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Wednesday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens may have to make their push without Shea Weber

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In today’s links, the captain may be out for the season, Jake Evans is keeping his focus, and a wave of injuries to star players hits the NHL.

NHL: FEB 01 Panthers at Canadiens Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Rumours abound that Shea Weber could be out for the season. [Journal de Montreal | Montreal Gazette | La Presse]
  • With Monday’s loss against the Arizona Coyotes, the Canadiens mental state may have reached a breaking point. [The Athletic]
  • Phillip Danault and Paul Byron have made the trip to Boston. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Danault avoided serious injury after being struck in the face with the puck on Monday night. [Sportsnet]
  • Jake Evans is keeping his feet on the ground. [RDS | La Presse]
  • The Montreal Canadiens prospect pool is the second-best in the league, according to Scott Wheeler. [The Athletic]
  • Jordan Harris helped Northeastern win their third consecutive Beanpot Tournament on Monday. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • “Am I ever going to score again?” Even the best players in the world experience self doubt. [The Athletic]
  • Connor McDavid is expected to be sidelined 2-3 weeks with a quad injury. [Sportsnet]
  • The top-10 coolest NHL goals ever. [ESPN]
  • How motivated is each Canadian team to be buyers at the Trade Deadline? [Sportsnet]
  • Twenty-three players who could move before the deadline. [The Athletic]
  • A buyer’s guide to what’s available on the market. [ESPN]
  • Columbus Blue Jackets rearguard Seth Jones will miss 8-10 weeks following ankle surgery. [Sportsnet]
  • Everett Fitzhugh is the radio play-by-play broadcaster for the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones. He also happens to be the only black play-by-play broadcaster at any level of North American hockey. [The Athletic]
  • As Alex Ovechkin approaches 700 goals, relive his first (and his second). [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Order of Hockey Class of 2020 has been announced. [Pierre LeBrun]