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Gallagher sidelined with a broken thumb, Eric Staal and what he still can bring to the lineup, the Canucks continue to battle COVID, Winnipeg needs defense, a story from Buffalo, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The hockey gods apparently have a vendetta against Brendan Gallagher’s hands, this time the forward is out with a broken thumb. [TSN | Sportsnet | NHL]
  • Before the game Eric Staal said he still had something to give. Considering he then went out and scored the OT game winning goal, it would seem he was right. [Canadiens | Sportsnet | CBC | Montreal Gazette | Montreal Gazette]
  • Pierre LeBrun sits down with Marc Bergevin to talk Cole Caufield, Eric Staal, how the team is shaping up and more. [The Athletic]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Concern continues to grow as the Canucks’ COVID cases rise. [Yahoo Sports | Sportsnet | NBC Sports | CBC Sports | NHL]
  • The Sutters are worried about Brandon Sutter and his family. [Sportsnet]
  • The city of Humboldt has decided to erect both a roadside monument and a tribute center. [NHL]
  • Cam Talbot is in awe of his new teammate Joel Eriksson-Ek. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Winnipeg is in desperate need of defense at the trade deadline. [Sportsnet}
  • It is believed that talks to deal Taylor Hall have heated up. [TSN]
  • The 18 game losing streak isn’t the only form of hell Don Granato has dealt with this year, but there is a glimmer - if not of hope, at least of positivity. [ESPN]