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Sunday Habs Headlines: Ben Chiarot will see a specialist on Monday

In today’s links, a potential procedure for Chiarot, Cole Caufield lauded by his peers, and the possibility of Mattias Ekholm joining the Canadiens.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Ben Chiarot will have a consultation on Monday to determine if surgery is needed on his broken hand:
  • Chiarot’s injury offers a chance to give Alexander Romanov a more substantial role to aid his development. [The Athletic]
  • Could the Canadiens consider adding Mattias Ekholm ahead of the trade deadline? [Bleacher Report]
  • In the time he was out of last night’s game, the Canadiens saw the importance of Phillip Danault. [Sportsnet]
  • Victor Mete could be a target for a Seattle Kraken team looking for some young bargains. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The contender versus pretender status of all seven teams in the North Division. [Sportsnet]
  • Looking at some of the alterations Carey Price has made to his play since the change in goaltending coach. []
  • Pat Hickey looks back at the history of the Montreal Forum. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens are getting the most bang for their off-season buck. [FiveThirtyEight]
  • Darryl Sutter talked about the legacy Corey Perry is leaving behind. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Cole Caufield was voted the best forward in the Big Ten by the conference’s players. []
  • What to expect from Kaiden Guhle’s Prince Albert Raiders this season. []

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jack Eichel will be out with an injury for the “foreseeable future.” []
  • Despite his open-heart surgery, the Washington Capitals aren’t ruling out a return for Henrik Lundqvist this season. [ESPN]
  • Several of the Canadian teams want the North Division to survive beyond just this season. [Sportsnet]
  • After some controversy surrounding an earlier version, Braden Holtby is back with a new mask of Coast Salish design:
  • Jake Gardiner has been placed on waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes. [Sportsnet]
  • Nikita Kucherov is miraculously on pace to be healed up just in time for the start of the playoffs. []