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Thursday Habs Headlines: Marc Bergevin has some unexpected cap space for the NHL Trade Deadline

In today’s links, with Gallagher on LTIR Bergevin has some flexibility for the trade deadline, Caufield is excited to get going with Laval, the Habs need to up their consistency, the Canucks COVID outbreak is the biggest one this season, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Brendan Gallagher was placed on long-term injury reserve on Wednesday and will likely be out for at least six weeks. [CBC]
  • With Gallagher sidelined, Marc Bergevin is working with some unexpected financial and roster flexibility leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline. [Sportsnet]
  • Cole Caufield hopes to continue to “ride the wave” that got him to the Bell Centre. [RDS]
  • If the Canadiens want to make it to the playoffs, they need consistency in more than one area. [The Hockey Writers]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Henrik Lundqvist said he hopes to resume playing in the NHL after recovering from open-heart surgery. [NHL]
  • With 25 players and coaches testing positive during a COVID-19 outbreak, the Vancouver Canucks now have the biggest reported outbreak in the NHL this season. [Sportsnet]
  • Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler is out indefinitely due to concussion-like symptoms and will not travel for the team’s upcoming five-game road trip. [NHL]
  • Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators became the highest-scoring Swiss-born player in NHL history. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Dealing with a day-to-day ailment for over 19 days, the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to provide vague updates on Fredrik Anderson’s condition as the NHL Trade Deadline looms. [Sportsnet]