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

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.

Edmonton Oilers v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

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.