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Wednesday Habs Headlines: The injury bug bites

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In today’s links, how the Canadiens will deal with injuries to Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher, Cole Caufield takes the first steps in his pro career, and the latest from Vancouver and Buffalo.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Carey Price is day-to-day with a “nagging” lower body injury, according to Dominique Ducharme. [TSN]
  • With both Price and Brendan Gallagher out of the lineup, are the Canadiens in trouble? [TSN (Video)]
  • Surveilling the domino effect that comes from missing two key players. [Radio-Canada]
  • On Monday night, that domino effect saw Jesperi Kotkaniemi on the wing. Fear not, the Habs are moving the young Finn for all the right reasons. [The Athletic]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs will test the Canadiens’ depth. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Beyond the Eric Staals and Corey Perrys, it’s time for the kids to step it up a notch. [La Presse]
  • Staal’s storybook beginning has a chance to turn into a long and rewarding story. [The Athletic]
  • Cole Caufield’s introduction to the pro game will be handled gradually, says Joël Bouchard. [Radio-Canada]
  • How other examples, both near and far, can serve as lessons for Caufield. [The Athletic]
  • Rafaël Harvey-Pinard’s rookie pro season has been a great success so far. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • On his 26th birthday, Bo Horvat sent his parents a video of their nine-month-old grandson. It was filmed through a window. The human side behind the Vancouver Canucks’ Covid-19 outbreak. [Sportsnet]
  • The Buffalo Sabres are juggling multiple scenarios ahead of the Trade Deadline. [31 Thoughts]
  • The Sabres find themselves in their predicament largely because of poor drafting. [The Athletic]
  • The US State Department is weighing its options with regard to a potential boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. [Sportsnet]
  • How no-movement clauses are shaping the landscape for the upcoming Seattle Kraken expansion draft. [Sportsnet]
  • How Chicago’s sport teams, including the Blackhawks, are dealing with the vaccine rollout in the US. [The Athletic]