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

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]