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Sunday Habs Headlines: Nick Suzuki is preparing to face his idols

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In today’s links, Suzuki is eager for the challenge to battle some of the league’s best forwards, Noah Juulsen looking confident at camp, Crosby leaves scrimmage early, and the Bruins have nine players unfit to play.

NHL: FEB 14 Canadiens at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nick Suzuki spoke about the challenge he’ll face against the Pittsburgh Penguins’ top forwards, and the lessons he’ll bring from his OHL playoff experience. [Canadiens.com | La Presse]
  • Suzuki was a standout player in Saturday’s scrimmage, as were Jake Evans and Noah Juulsen. [The Athletic]
  • Marc Bergevin is more that satisfied with the steps the NHL and the personnel in the Canadiens organization are taking to keep everyone safe. [TSN]
  • Paul Byron was back with his teammates after missing a day of Phase 3 action. [La Presse]
  • The group of Phillip Danault, Ryan Poehling, Victor Mete, Cale Fleury, and Cayden Primeau was off by itself away from the main team, while the rest of the players took part in a scrimmage yesterday. [Canadiens.com]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • After storms in Alberta turned a Rogers Place entyway into a rapids course, the report is that there was no damage to the arena’s structural integrity. [AP News]
  • Sidney Crosby left a Penguins scrimmage yesterday, with (as mandated) no update given on his status. [KDKA]
  • Find out what else Montreal’s qualifying-round opponent was up to yesterday. [PensBurgh]
  • The Boston Bruins may have even bigger issues, with nine players now deemed “unfit to play,” including David Pastrnak, Tuukka Rask, David Krejci, and Torey Krug. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • Willie O’Ree and others in the hockey world shared their stories of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis. [NHL.com]