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Thursday Habs Headlines: Jeff Petry admits to increased pressure with Weber out

In today’s links, Petry’s putting too much pressure on himself to fill Weber’s skates, Pezzetta shuts up his doubters, Habs have an opportunity to right the ship, Aldrich off the Cup, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Seattle Kraken Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jeff Petry admits to putting too much pressure on himself in Shea Weber’s absence. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Michael Pezzetta may have taken the long road but he’s finally arrived at his desired destination and is showing his doubters that he did, in fact, make it. [Sportsnet]
  • Building on their victory over Detroit, the Canadiens have the opportunity to begin righting the ship during their five-game homestand. [The Hockey Writers]
  • After taking a puck to the head during Tuesday’s game, Jonathan Drouin is day-to-day and will be re-evaluated before Thursday’s matchup against the New York Islanders. [TSN]
  • Discussing Nick Suzuki’s bounce-back performance. [TSN 690]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • P.K Subban was fined $15,000 for tripping Anaheim Ducks Trevor Zegras during Tuesday’s matchup. [NHL]
  • Pekka Rinne will be the first player in the Nashville Predator’s franchise to have his jersey retired. [NHL]
  • Less than a week ago Sidney Crosby made his season debut. Now he’s in Covid protocol after testing positive and exhibiting mild symptoms. [CBC]
  • Several Toronto Maple Leafs speak up for Kyle Beach just hours after Robin Lehner challenged his peers to join him in talking about how the NHL and its Players’ Association deal with serious issues. [Sportsnet]
  • Bye, bye Brad Aldrich.