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

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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]