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Friday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin is reportedly not pursuing Patrik Laine

In today’s links, Pierre LeBrun reports that the Canadiens GM is not part of the Patrik Laine sweepstakes, could Alex Pietrangelo be signed and traded in order to land an 8 year contract, and the Quebec government has a chance to end fighting in the QMJHL.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL has released safety protocols for off-season training. [Sportsnet]
  • Every team in the NHL fits neatly into one of three salary cap-related buckets this off-season. [TSN]
  • Could Alex Pietrangelo be the subject of a sign and trade in order to secure an eighth year to his contract? [The Athletic]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk will not be returning to the Washington Capitals. [The Athletic]
  • What names are causing the biggest arguments among scouts? [The Athletic]
  • The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association is planning a task force on painkiller use in sports. [TSN]
  • The Nashville Predators have re-signed forward Michael McCarron. [On the Forecheck]
  • Phil Esposito and Bob Gainey are celebrating as they watch the teams that they used to manage face off in the Stanley Cup Final. [NHL.com]
  • The Quebec government has a unique chance to remove fighting from the QMJHL. [The Hockey News]