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Thursday Habs Headlines: Will Jonathan Drouin’s return play a role in the offer-sheet decision?

In today’s links, will the return of Drouin affect Bergevin’s offer sheet decision, why Kotkaniemi might be a fit for the Hurricanes, Toews prepares for his return, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Will the return of Jonathan Drouin make the offer sheet decision easier for Marc Bergevin? [Toronto Star]
  • Why Jesperi Kotkaniemi might be worth $6.1 million to the Carolina Hurricanes. [The Athletic]
  • Canadiens’ former strength and conditioning coordinator, Patrick Delisle-Houde is ready for his new McGill challenges — assistant coach and a doctorate thesis for a PhD in exercise physiology. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Drouin’s Golf Tournament raised $810,000 for the CHUM Foundation.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The St. Louis Blues and Colton Parayko agreed to an eight-year contract extension worth $52 million. [Sportsnet]
  • An early look at which nations are the favourites if the NHL sends players to the 2020 Beijing Olympics. [Hockey News]
  • Jonathan Toews ”looks great” as he prepares for training camp after missing last season. [NHL]
  • The New York Islanders re-signed veteran Kyle Palmieri to a four-year, $20M contract. [Sportsnet]