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

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