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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Reinforcements incoming

In today’s links, the head coach expects a full roster for the postseason, the absence of Quebec-born players in the lineup ruffles feathers, and an early look at the coming offseason.

NHL: DEC 19 Canadiens at Flames Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Dominique Ducharme expects that the injured members of his team will be ready for the playoffs. [TSN]
  • Jeff Petry has become an iron man on the Habs blueline. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Artturi Lehkonen saved his best for last. [La Presse]
  • François Legault says that the Montreal Canadiens could work harder to acquire more Québécois talent. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The real problem lies in Quebec’s minor hockey system, argues Martin Leclerc. [Radio-Canada]
  • François Gagnon thinks that this whole conversation is only serving to marginalize Phillip Danault and Jonathan Drouin. [RDS]
  • Will Jesperi Kotkaniemi be on the outside looking in once the postseason begins? [Montreal Gazette]
  • COVID-19 still casts a shadow over day-to-day life, including the atmosphere of a Habs postseason run. [Global News]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Could Jack Eichel and Seth Jones be available? [TSN]
  • Patrik Laine is candidly done with hockey for the season, turning down an invitation to the World Championships. [Helsingin Sanomat (Finnish)]
  • Looking at how the biggest trade deadline deals have panned out so far. [Sportsnet]
  • Dougie Hamilton heads the board of potential unrestricted free agents for this coming offseason. [TSN]
  • What does the future hold for Jonathan Toews after missing this entire season with an undisclosed medical issue? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Mika Zibanejad acknowledges that COVID-19 played a hand in his slow start to the season. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Rauman Lukko are champions of Finland after a 58 year drought, but the drought isn’t the biggest story here. [Ilta-Sanomat (Finnish)]