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Saturday Habs Headlines: Why Kotkaniemi might be the best player to sub in for Gallagher

In today’s links, using Kotkaniemi in Gallagher’s spot, shoring up the Canadiens’ blue line, and the Leafs make a free trade.

NHL: APR 08 Jets at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • It is tough to ask any forward on the Canadiens to fill in for Brendan Gallagher, but for now Jesperi Kotkaniemi might be the best option. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens’ defence left a lot to be desired during their match against the Winnipeg Jets. [La Presse]
  • With limited options to shore up Montreal’s blue line, GM Marc Bergevin’s focus should still be on adding another defenceman to the team. [Sportsnet]
  • Corey Perry is determined to disprove critics who said that his best years were behind him. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Former Hab Tomas Plekanec has his eyes set on pursuing a career behind the bench after his playing days are over. [NHL]

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