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Tuesday Habs Headlines: A Helping Hand

Canadiens players to help cover employee paychecks during season pause, NHLers adjust to their new reality, and more in today's links

Nashville Predators v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens announced that they'd be paying their employees most (but not all) of the money they'd be losing due to the season pause. On Monday the players stepped up to pay the difference. [Sportsnet | Canadiens]
  • Dale Weise and Nate Thompson talk about a life without hockey. [Sportsnet]
  • TSN690 has our backs in this time off no hockey. They're rebroadcasting the historic comeback win against the New York Rangers today at 7 PM. [Twitter]
  • If the hockey season resumes with a new playoff format, the Habs hopes may remain alive. [NBC Sports]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Jonas Hiller hangs up the skates. [Twitter]
  • NHL players are being allowed to go home as the season suspension continues. [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • The NHL institutes a roster freeze, which began on Monday night. [Sportsnet]
  • The rest of the hockey world is shutting down — not so the KHL which is only closing its doors for a week. Not out off Corona concerns, but to create a new playoff format following the withdraw of Jokerit and Barys from the season. [Sportsnet]
  • Many (but not all) teams have announced plans to continue paying employees through season freeze. [NBC Sports]
  • No matter what happens, the AHL will not resume play before May. [NBC Sports]
  • If/when the NHL season resumes, what should playoffs look like? [ESPN]
  • NHLers share messages for fans during the pause. [NHL]