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Tuesday Habs Headlines: It’s Only a Day Away

Montreal finalizes their roster, Mysak has the chance to be one of the bright stars of the OHL, the AHL will have female on-ice officials for the first time this season, injuries, signings, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Habs have finalized their opening night roster. [Canadiens]
  • Jan Mysak could be one of the stars of the OHL. [Hamilton Spectator]
  • In case you missed it, the Habs claimed Adam Brooks from Toronto off wavers. [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • Montreal certainly could make playoffs...but their path there is anything but clear. [Sportsnet]
  • Alexis D’Aoust returns to Trois-Rivières after participating in the Belleville Senators’ camp. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The AHL will have ten female officials for the first time, as Katie Guay, Kelly Cooke, Jacqueline Zee Howard, Laura White, Samantha Hiller, Kirsten Walsh, Amanda Tassoni, Elizabeth Mantha, Kendall Hanley, and Alexandra Clarke will all make their AHL debutes. [TSN | NHL | The Athletic | Twitter]
  • Luke Prokop celebrates his first National Coming Out Day as an openly gay man. [Twitter]
  • The Leafs are going to have to juggle their lineup to compensate for the lack of Auston Matthews and now Ilya Mikheyev. [TSN]
  • Speaking of Matthews, he’s not rushing his injury, despite being anxious to return. [TSN | NHL]
  • A busy day for Seattle sees them name Mark Giordano the team’s first Captain, while claiming Alex Barre-Boulet on waivers. [NBC Sports | NHL]
  • The Kraken have five players in COVID protocol. [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • Tampa signs Jon Cooper to a three year contract. [TSN]
  • With their head coach locked down for three more years, Tampa eyes a three-peat. [NHL]
  • Evander Kane will remain off the Sharks’ roster as the NHL investigation carries on. [Sportsnet | The Athletic]
  • Robin Lehner’s strategic approach to goaltending allows him to make his job look easy. [The Athletic]
  • Brock Boeser will be on the IR to begin the season. [Sportsnet]
  • Brandon Sutter is still experiencing COVID symptoms. [Sportsnet]
  • Alexander Ovechkin begins his new contract with his eyes on Gretzky. [NBC Sports]
  • Speaking of Ovechkin, he is day to day with an injury, though he still could be back in time for the first game. [NHL]
  • The Capitals will be without Nicklas Backstrom to start the season. [Sportsnet]
  • Jalen Smereck, who was the target of a racist taunt while playing for HC Donbass has departed from the club following a “mutual agreement” to terminate his contract. [CBC]
  • EA Sports NHL, where music and hockey meet. [The Athletic]