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

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.