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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Doing the Work

Jake Evans’ signing the next step in a feel-good story where hard work is rewarded, the fallout from Robin Lehner’s tweets, injuries, Team Canada, and more in today’s links

NHL: SEP 26 Montreal Canadiens Scrimmage Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jake Evans’ new contract is a good reminder that hard work sometimes pays off. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Cole Caufield returns to practice. [TSN]
  • Habs sign Arber Xhekaj. [TSN | The Record | Canadiens]
  • Brandon Baddock, Jean-Sébastien Dea, Michael McNiven, and Laurent Dauphin cleared waivers. [Canadiens]
  • It is now less sure that Carey Price will be back for game one of the season. [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • Montreal adds goalie Samuel Montemeault just in case. [Montreal Gazette]
  • A few NHL spots remain to be taken at training camp, and none of the prospects vying for them have yet to seize the spotlight. [The Athletic]
  • Nick Suzuki, Thomas Chabot, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and other NHLers talk about how riveted they were by the Canadian women’s soccer team’s electrifying win at the Olympics. [Yahoo Sports]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Robin Lehner set the hockey world on fire with a twitter feed about painkillers and other NHL issues, including some about Alain Vigneault. He has since clarified some of his comments. [Sportsnet]
  • Garry Betman talks about Lehner’s comments, and about the Jack Eichel situation. [Sportsnet]
  • Tom Sestito, a former member of the Vancouver Canucks, backed up claims made by Lehner about the amount of painkillers he was given over the course of his career. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Jeff Marek and Elliott Friedman’s 32 Thoughts podcast naturally talks about the Lehner situation among other things. [Sportsnet]
  • Why the NHL needs more players like Robin Lehner. [Hockey News]
  • Vigneault says he was disappointed by Lehner’s accusations, and believes he is tough, but that he cares about his players. [NBC Sports]
  • Sens Colin White leaves game injured. [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • Todd Richards, Nashville’s assistant coach is recovering from a heart attack. [TSN]
  • Jack Campbell is ready to continue his development after a record-setting season. [TSN]
  • Auston Matthews is working as quickly as possible towards a return. [TSN | NHL |
  • Doug Armstrong, GM of Team Canada explains why he picked Alex Pietrangelo so early in the team building process. [Sportsnet]
  • Josh Archibald didn’t get the COVID vaccine. Now he’s out indefinitely with a long term condition related to the virus. [Yahoo Sports]
  • After being the target of a now widely publicized racist gesture, Jalen Smereck is planing to return to North America either in the AHL or ECHL. [NBC Sports]