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Sunday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin awarded Jean Béliveau Trophy

In today’s links, Drouin’s community work is recognized, the Canadiens add a goaltender, stories of prospects trying to stick around, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jonathan Drouin is the recipient of the 2020-21 Jean Béliveau Trophy, recognizing his community involvement. []
  • Sami Niku will be out indefinitely with a concussion sustained on Friday night in Ottawa. [TSN]
  • If you missed the news yesterday, the Canadiens claimed goaltender Samuel Montembeault off waivers from the Florida Panthers. [EOTP]
  • The play of the defence has to be the biggest concern for the Canadiens as the season approaches. [The Athletic]
  • Kaiden Guhle tries to tune out all the talk around him — good or bad — and focus on playing his game. []
  • Rafaël Harvey-Pinard knows he has what it takes to play in the NHL. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Marc Bergevin has a strong case for a big contract extension of his own. [Sportsnet]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Nicklas Backstrom may not be ready to go for the start of the season. []
  • 10 expectations for 2021-22. [Sportsnet]
  • Robin Lehner blows the whistle on teams acting as their own pharmacies: