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Sunday Habs Headlines: Alexander Romanov could join the Canadiens at NHL restart

While no date will be set for the NHL’s return for some time, players whose contracts expired in other leagues, like Romanov, could be eligible to join NHL teams ahead of the playoffs.

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Russian junior ice hockey team welcomed at Sheremetyevo International Airport Photo by Denis Tyrin\TASS via Getty Images

Colby Cave’s passing

  • Colby Cave died on Saturday after undergoing surgery to address a brain bleed. []
  • The Edmonton Oilers shared statements from his family and the organization. []
  • The Canadiens expressed their sympathies to Cave’s family:

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Alexander Romanov is very likely to join the Montreal Canadiens — perhaps before the end of the 2019-20 season. [Sportsnet]
  • Claude Julien had plenty of praise to heap on Nick Suzuki in a recent inteview. [Sportsnet]
  • A 10-year examination of the Canadiens organization. [La Presse]
  • Canadiens pro scout Sean Burke is using his time in isolation to offer guitar lessons. [The Athletic]
  • Cole Caufield is making sure his shot stays in elite form:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Alex Newhook has been named the NCAA’s Rookie of the Year, beating out Caufield and others in the voting [CBC]
  • Looking into P.K. Subban’s decline. [Sportsnet]
  • Andrew Berkshire’s weekly mailbag delves into which team actually won the Tyson Barrie trade. [Sportsnet]
  • They’d normally be travelling to watch various playoff series at this time of year, but now amateur scouts are putting in those hours on previously recorded video. [TVA Sports]
  • Hayley Wickenheiser’s has begun a drive to get personal protective equipment for Canada’s medical professionals. [Sportsnet]
  • Katie Strang spoke with the new general manager of the Swiss NLA’s SC Bern, Florence Schelling. [The Athletic]