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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Transition

Caufield brought hope, the veterans brought goals, Patrick Roy eyes an NHL return, teams struggling as key players’ seasons end to injuries, Andrew Shaw retires and more in today’s links

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NHL: APR 26 Canadiens at Flames Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Cole Caufield’s debut may have breathed hope into the fanbase, but it was the veterans who made the difference against Calgary. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Montreal may be stumbling, but their win against Calgary added to the distance between them the rest of the division. [NHL]
  • Patrick Roy has hired an agent for an NHL return. Could Montreal be his landing spot (again)? [Yahoo Sports]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • With Nikolaj Ehlers out, what will that mean for the Jets playoff chances? [TSN | NBC Sports | NHL]
  • Freddie Anderson anticipates returning in time for the playoffs. [TSN | NHL]
  • Victor Hedman may be the odds on favorite to win the Norris, but he is not without competition. [TSN]
  • Andrew Shaw announces his retirement as a result of his concussion history. [TSN | Sportsnet | NHL | The Athletic]
  • David Backes is eyeing retirement after this season. [TSN]
  • Noah Hanifin is out for the season with shoulder surgery. [NHL]
  • The 31 Thoughts discusses a first class gesture by the Leafs to their AHL counterparts, the challenges the QMJHL is facing, and more. [Sportsnet]
  • With Matt Murray possibly out for the season, things are looking grim for the Sens goaltending...again. [Sportsnet]
  • The Hurricanes clinched a spot, but don’t count out Jamie Benn and the Stars. [NBC Sports]
  • Spencer Knight is staying grounded as his career takes off in spectacular fashion. [ESPN]
  • The Penguins are no strangers to the playoffs, but what does the way they get there say about their chances? [The Athletic]