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Saturday Habs Headlines: Henri Richard’s funeral to be closed to the public

In today’s links, coronavirus concerns prevent a state funeral for Richard, players are asked to self-quarantine, another of Cole Caufield’s teammates signs his ELC, and more.

Richard Watches From The Bench Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Due to measures put in place to deal with the spread of the coronavirus, Henri Richard’s funeral will be closed to the public. []
  • All players around the league are being urged to self-quarantine for about a week to ensure none are carrying the virus. [TSN]
  • The Canadiens have put together a list of frequently asked questions surrounding the season pause. []

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Cole Caufield’s Wisconsin teammate, K’Andre Miller, has signed his entry-level contract with the New York Rangers, ending his collegiate career. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Brendan Lemieux’s hit in a game versus the Colorado Avalanche has been deemed worthy of a suspension, but the league will wait to determined how long the sentence will be. []
  • A handful of players and organizations are donating money to support the arena staff left in limbo by the sudden halt of the hockey season. []
  • The Hockey Hall of Fame has closed its doors for at least three weeks. []
  • The story of World War II shipyards workers in Vancouver who assembled a team. [North Shore News]
  • How a pandemic 100 years ago, the Spanish Flu, influenced the universal sports fandom we see today. [Give Me Sport]
  • An important update for the immediate future of the North American pro sports leagues: With all but one test result known, all members of the Toronto Raptors — the last team to face the Utah Jazz, which was the first North American pro team with players confirmed to have the virus — have tested negative for COVID-19: