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Monday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens’ collapse coincides with Brendan Gallagher’s injury

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In today’s links, the missing Gallagher piece, Byron is still valuable to the team, Romanov comes better than advertised, the roster flexibility kerfuffle, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens recent collapse coincides with Brendan Gallagher being sidelined since April 5. [RDS]
  • It’s been a trying season for Paul Byron, but the veteran winger is still valuable to the Canadiens. [CTV Montreal]
  • Alexander Romanov is coming better than advertised and has opponents trying their best to avoid his thunderous hits when on the ice. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The lack of roster flexibility at a time the Canadiens have needed it most is adding to the other challenges they’re currently facing. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens realistically still have a chance of making the playoffs but will their inconsistency get in the way of their playoff destiny? [The Hockey Writers]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski talks Habs’ salary cap situation and the Laval Rocket. [TSN 690]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The John Tavares Foundation will be partnering with Special Olympics Canada to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Unified Sports Programs across Canada. [NHL]
  • After a last-minute cancellation, the IIHF will be looking for a new location for the women’s world championship which is expected to be held at the end of the summer. [Sportsnet]
  • The Minnesota Wild clinched a playoff spot after their seventh straight win. [NHL]
  • Sidney Crosby still going strong.