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Monday Habs Headlines: No retribution for the hit on Jesperi Kotkaniemi

In today’s links, another head hit goes unpunished, Mete is looking for an out, Anderson tests negative for COVID, and Molson answers fan questions.

Calgary Flames v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • For the second time this season, an opposing player got away with taking a head shot to a Canadien. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski discusses Dillon Dube’s hit on Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Victor Mete’s trade request, and more. [TSN690]
  • The Calgary Flames were the first ones to keep the Canadiens off the board and hand them their first regulation loss this season. [Sportsnet]
  • A big reason for the loss was that the Flames had more to lose, coming into Saturday’s matchup on a three-game losing streak. [Montreal Gazette]
  • After not suiting up for a single game yet this season, Victor Mete put in a request for a trade. [TSN]
  • Marc Bergevin was wise to not pull the trigger on the Pierre-Luc Dubois trade. [Montreal Gazette]
  • After leaving in the middle of Saturday’s game due to flu-like symptoms, Josh Anderson can breathe a little easier after his COVID test came back negative. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Time for a little Q&A with Geoff Molson

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The combination of a shortened season and the Canadian Division has raised the stakes early as we saw from the Edmonton Oilers-Toronto Maple Leafs game on Saturday. [Edmonton Journal]
  • The New York Rangers placed defenceman Tony DeAngelo on waivers on Sunday. [New York Post]
  • OT madness! Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Connor McDavid each scored a game-winning, overtime goal within 12 minutes of each other on Saturday night. [NHL]
  • Sam Bennett is looking for a change of scenery from Calgary. [Calgary Sun]