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Monday Habs Headlines: Josh Anderson is exceeding expectations

In today’s links, so far Anderson is meeting high hopes, Allen is the backup we’ve all been waiting for, tough decisions on the horizon when Armia returns, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens have been looking for a player like Josh Anderson for a long time. [TSN690]
  • And so far, Anderson has been living up to expectations. [The Hockey Writers]
  • With Joel Armia close to returning, Claude Julien faces some tough decisions. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Discussing the two masks that Carey Price has been sporting this season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Jake Allen is easily becoming the best backup goaltender Price has ever had. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Two die-hard Habs fans made a snow cave to watch games, and it’s pretty awesome. [Mtl Blog]
  • While we wait for the AHL Canadian division to get sorted, here are five Laval Rocket players to keep an eye on when the season starts. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Cole Caulfield is getting closer and closer to being ready to take the leap to professional hockey. [The Hockey Writers]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Pierre-Luc Dubois practiced with the Winnipeg Jets for the first time, joining the team's third line and second power play. [Sportsnet]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are the latest NHL franchise to partner with the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. [CBC]
  • Wayne Simmonds could miss up to six weeks after getting hurt during the third period against the Canucks in Saturday night’s game. [Sportsnet]
  • San Jose Sharks Radim Simek has been fined $5,000 for spearing Anaheim Ducks Adam Henrique during Saturday’s matchup. [NHL]
  • The Edmonton Oilers have activated veteran goaltender Mike Smith and have loaned Stuart Skinner to the AHL. [Sportsnet]
  • There are mounting calls for the NHL to get more serious about hits to the head: