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Wednesday Habs Headlines: COVID-19 strikes the Canadiens

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In today’s links, catching up with the COVID-19 situation surrounding the team, looking at the Laval Rocket’s hot start, and could the Nashville Predators move a different defenceman?

Montreal Canadiens v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Two Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • ICYMI: All Habs games until March 28 have been postponed. The team is currently scheduled to next play the Ottawa Senators on March 30. [La Presse | TSN]
  • As of Tuesday night, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Joel Armia remain the only players on Montreal’s COVID Protocol List. [TSN]
  • The Edmonton Oilers can sympathize with the uncertainty that the Canadiens are going through. [La Presse]
  • The Laval Rocket have 11 wins in 16 games (12 in 17 after Tuesday night). Marc Dumont looks at why. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Approaching the Jordan Harris situation as an optimist and as a pessimist. [La Presse]
  • RDS will carry Wisconsin Badgers games live as Cole Caufield and teammates chase the National Championship at the Frozen Four. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Could the Nashville Predators move Ryan Ellis instead of Mattias Ekholm? [31 Thoughts]
  • The NHL Board of Governors has approved changes to the Draft Lottery. [Sportsnet]
  • Who are the NHL’s top 10 wingers? [ESPN]
  • How team service staffs are keeping this most unusual of seasons running smoothly. [The Athletic]
  • A primer on how concussions occur and how they affect the brain, courtesy of the St. Louis Blues. [The Science of Hockey (Video)]
  • A US-based ownership group is pursuing NWHL expansion to Montreal. [The Victory Press]
  • The QMJHL unveils its playoff format. [RDS]
  • The Charlottetown Islanders lead the QMJHL with a 27-4 record, but it’s unclear when/if they’ll actually be able to leave the Maritime bubble to play Quebec-based clubs. [CBC]