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Thursday Habs Headlines: Erik Gustafsson hopes to tap into the player he can be once again

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In today’s links, Gustafsson hopes to up his productivity when he joins the Habs, Armia returns after Covid scare, Miller isn’t ready to jump into playing, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Erik Gustafsson hopes to bring back some of the productivity he had during his 60-point season with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2018-19 campaign. [Canadiens]
  • If paired with a defensive-minded blue-liner, Gustafsson could be a good addition to the Habs blueline. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Joel Armia made his return to the ice on Wednesday night after his bout with Covid-19 that, thankfully, didn’t turn too serious. [RDS]
  • Marc Bergevin has done everything he can think of to make his team contenders. It’s time for them to step up. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • On April 17, for the first time in Hockey Night in Canada’s 60+ history, Sportsnet will stream two games in seven different languages. [Sportsnet]
  • Jack Eichel is out for the rest of the season due to a herniated disk in his neck. [NHL]
  • The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft is July 21 but the Seattle Kraken is in no rush to hire a head coach. [NHL]
  • Nick Robertson of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche’s Philipp Grubauer have been added to the NHL’s COVID Protocol List. [Sportsnet]
  • J.T Miller isn’t exactly ready to compete just yet.