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Thursday Habs Headlines: The offence is hurting without Tomas Tatar

Here are your daily links, including what Tatar brings to the Habs’ offence, COVID-19 updates, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The offence is hurting without Tomas Tatar. [Sportsnet]
  • Nick Suzuki is reminding some of Saku Koivu. [Montreal Gazette]
  • ICYMI: Jesperi Kotkaniemi is out for the rest of the season. [EOTP]
  • Habs’ prospect Cole Caufield is a finalist for Big 10 Hockey Player of the Year. [Big 10 Hockey]
  • The Habs will wear St. Patrick’s Day themed warmup jerseys on Thursday. [Canadiens]
  • Jonathan Drouin discussed his feelings about all the injuries that have kept him out of the lineup this season. [TSN]
  • The Canadiens reacted to the the possibility of cancellations around North American adn the NHL. [Sportsnet]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Many leagues around the world are taking precautions against COVID-19. [31 Thoughts]
  • Although the NBA announced a suspension of their season on Wednesday night, the NHL is taking a little bit more time before making a decision. [NHL]
  • Without a decision from the league, teams like the Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks will play in empty arenas as long as the league continues without a hiatus. [NHL]
  • Is it finally time for the end of fighting in junior hockey? [The Athletic]
  • Representation matters at all levels and in all roles: