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Thursday Habs Headlines: The case against trading Ilya Kovalchuk

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Here are your daily links, including a discussion of how the Habs could benefit from keeping Kovalchuk, an update on Shea Weber, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • There is an argument to be made for why the Habs should hold onto Ilya Kovalchuk at the deadline. [TSN 690]
  • The Habs expressed their concern and good wishes for Jay Bouwmeester on Wednesday. [Sportsnet]
  • ICYMI: Shea Weber will miss four to six weeks with an ankle sprain. [EOTP]
  • Montreal prospect Jordan Harris scored the game-winning goal for Northeastern against Boston University in the Beanpot final on Monday night. [DobberProspects]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Blues’ GM Doug Armstrong announced on Wednesday that Jay Bouwmeester is doing well in the hospital after a cardiac episode during Tuesday night’s game in Anaheim. [NHL]
  • Will the NHL participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics? [31 Thoughts]
  • New Leafs’ goalie Jack Campbell opened up about how he rediscovered his love of hockey. [TSN]
  • Ahead of the ceremony to retire the Sedins’ jerseys in Vancouver, the legendary hockey twins broke down some of their own tape. [The Athletic]