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Thursday Habs Headlines: Lack of roster flexibility is adding to the Canadiens’ struggles

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In today’s links, with Price sidelined roster flexibility is challenging, how the Canadiens can create offensive opportunities, IIHF women’s world hockey championship is cancelled due to Covid concerns, and more.

NHL: MAR 30 Oilers at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • With Carey Price on the sidelines, the Canadiens are struggling with a lack of roster flexibility. [Sportsnet]
  • In need of a third goaltender, Charlie Lindgren got the call up to the taxi squad to join the team in Edmonton. [EOTP]
  • Jon Merrill made his Habs debut on Wednesday night against the Oilers. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens need to find a way to score by committee. So, how can they start creating more offensive opportunities? [The Hockey Writers]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Due to COVID-19 concerns, the IIHF women’s world championship due to be held in Nova Scotia has been cancelled one day before participating countries were to set to arrive and begin quarantine. [CBC]
  • Analyzing the Toronto Maple Leafs’ goaltending and what it means as they head towards the playoffs. [Sportsnet]
  • Nine West Division games have been rescheduled as the Colorado Avalanche is set to return from a COVID-19 related pause. [Sportsnet]
  • Thomas Chabot of the Ottawa Senators said that the team loves playing spoiler to the teams in line to make the playoffs. [TSN]
  • A look back at last year’s post-season and some of the things we thought we learned but ended up playing out differently. [Sportsnet]