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Monday Habs Headlines: Looking to Suzuki and Caufield to propel offence

In today’s links, Suzuki and Caufield face offence adversity, Hoffman could help with power-play problems, Poehling suffers injury, and according to history the Habs could make the playoffs.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • All eyes are on how Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield will respond to early adversity. [Sportsnet]
  • The Habs need to start setting up Caufield on the power play. [TSN 690]
  • Starting this season, the Canadiens will be rolling out several initiatives to support Indigenous communities during their home games. [CBC]
  • Expected to soon return from injury, Mike Hoffman could be the spark that the Canadiens’ power play needs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • There may be hope yet. The last four times the Canadiens had such a dismal start to a season, the team made it to the playoffs. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Ryan Poehling had to leave Saturday’s game against the Belleville Senators after taking a blow to the back of the head. [Journal de Montreal]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • With a 2-0 start and a Connor McDavid hat trick already in the books, Edmonton Oilers’ fans believe this season could be different. [Sportsnet]
  • Calgary Flames Rasmus Andersson has been fined $5,000 for roughing Oilers Kailer Yamamoto. [NHL]
  • Auston Matthews will make his season debut tonight against the New York Rangers. [TSN]
  • Rangers’ Kaapo Kakko was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury on Sunday and is expected to miss the remainder of a four-game road trip. [NHL]