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Thursday Habs Headlines: Jake Allen could be safe during Seattle expansion draft

In today’s links, could Allen now be safe from the Kraken, Drouin goes on LTIR for personal reasons, the season isn’t getting any easier for the Habs, the NWHL doubles their salary cap, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • With teams allowed to protect only one goalie in the Seattle expansion draft, Jake Allen was supposed to be the exposed. However, the situation may have changed. [The Seattle Times]
  • We’ve come to know what to expect from Allen, and that’s reassuring as Carey Price continues his recovery from a concussion. [Journal de Montreal]
  • It was announced on Wednesday that Jonathan Drouin is taking a personal leave of absence for an indeterminate amount of time. [Sportsnet]
  • This condensed season is not getting any easier for the Canadiens as they near the regular-season finish line. [Montreal Gazette]
  • So far Jon Merrill and Erik Gustafsson have come as advertised but it appears to be more on the positive side. [The Hockey Writers]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Gerard Gallant has been named Team Canada’s coach for the 2021 IIHF World Championship and is excited to get back in the game. [NHL]
  • Five questions for the Toronto Maple Leafs as the post-season draws closer. [Sportsnet]
  • The next major NHL record that could be broken is Doug Jarvis’s ironman streak of 964 consecutive games. [TSN]
  • The NWHL plans on doubling the salary cap next season for each of its six teams. [Sportsnet]
  • European free agents the Seattle Kraken should watch out for this off-season. [The Hockey Writers]