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Thursday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin will have to find his spot in a sea of wingers

In today’s links, when Drouin returns he’ll have to work for a spot on the wing, Harris explains his decision to hold off on turning pro, Suzuki is Batman, Pettersson’s desire to win, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • When Jonathan Drouin returns from his personal break, he’ll have to find his spot in the logjam of wingers. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Jake Allen spent the day on the golf course in his hometown of Fredericton, with dozens of kids, for his annual charity golf tournament. [CTV News]
  • Jordan Harris explains his decision to delay his entry into the pro ranks and instead stay for a fourth year at Northeastern in 2021-2022. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Nick Suzuki talks inclusion:
  • This explains where Suzuki’s superpowers come from!

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Even though he says he wants to stay in Vancouver, Elias Pettersson’s desire to “play where there’s a chance of winning” could be stronger. [Sportsnet]
  • Boston Bruins’ centre David Krejci may have signed in the Czech Republic last month but head coach Bruce Cassidy is hopeful he’ll return to the team this season. [TSN]
  • Former Buffalo Sabres netminder Robin Lehner can relate to Jack Eichel’s injury rift frustrations. [Sportsnet]
  • The Winnipeg Jets and defenceman Neal Pionk avoid arbitration after agreeing on a four-year contract worth approximately $23.5 million. [ESPN]
  • Ethan Bear steped in to help a young player who was about to drop out of the Ethan Bear Hockey Camp because he didn’t have any equipment. [CTV News]