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Thursday Habs Headlines: Josh Anderson excited to hit Bell Centre ice in home opener

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In today’s links, Anderson in awe during his first Habs dressing room visit, Teasdale looking forward to suiting up after missing a whole season due to injury, fans will be at the Bell Centre in spirit, and more.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Josh Anderson is looking forward to his first home-game experience as a Canadien. [TSN]
  • Anderson was in awe after seeing the special history when he first entered the Habs dressing room. [NHL]
  • After missing all of last season with a knee injury, Joel Teasdale is at Laval Rocket’s training camp and can’t wait to get into the game. [Montreal Gazette]
  • It’s been 324 days since the Canadiens last played at the Bell Centre. They’ll return for their home opener on Thursday with full support from fans... in spirit. [NHL]
  • For the ninth consecutive year, the Canadiens are joining forces with 17 other NHL teams to host their Hockey Talks program. [NHL]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford resigned abruptly on Wednesday, citing personal reasons. [Pensburgh]
  • Roster decisions are under a microscope after the Ottawa Senators tally five straight losses. [Sportsnet]
  • Zdeno Chara is focused on the now, not facing his old team on Saturday. [NHL]
  • Eight games into the season and the Edmonton Oilers' free-agent signings have yet to meet expectations. [Sportsnet]
  • The Great One is looking pretty great on his 60th birthday