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Monday Habs Headlines: Josh Anderson is exceeding expectations

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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: