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Sunday Habs Headlines: Mike Hoffman could miss four weeks with injury

In today’s links, a delayed start for one of the new additions, expectations for Suzuki and Caufield, more on Jonathan Drouin’s recovery, and tougher rules for cross-checks this year.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Mike Hoffman could miss four weeks of action with the injury he sustained during training. [TSN]
  • Jake Evans wants to show that there’s more offence to his game this season. [RDS]
  • David Savard is happy to team back up with former Blue Jackets teammate Josh Anderson. []
  • He also wants to temper expectations for those hoping he’ll fill Shea Weber’s skates. []
  • Anderson discussed his relationship with Jonathan Drouin, and how they were staying in touch during Drouin’s absence. [Sportsnet]
  • The top rookies to watch in 2021-22, with, of course, Cole Caufield at the top. [NBC Sports]
  • Caufield and Nick Suzuki know how important they are to Montreal’s success, and are eager to meet that challenge. [TSN]
  • The CIBC helmet decal that the Canadiens were sporting last night will feature in every road game the team plays this year. []

Around the league and elsewhere

  • What players think about the NHL’s vaccination policy. [TSN]
  • Josh Archibald doesn’t plan to get vaccinated, but he’s far from irreplaceable on the Edmonton Oilers’ roster. [Copper & Blue]
  • The Ottawa Senators traded Logan Brown to the St. Louis Blues for Zach Sanford. [Silver Seven | St. Louis Game Time]
  • The Anaheim Ducks are in a rebuild, and John Gibson wants to stick around to see it through. []
  • Pierre-Luc Dubois wants to show off his true talent this season. [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • The season hasn’t started yet, but Seattle Kraken players are already happy with their new captain, Mark Giordano. []
  • Thirty of the 32 NHL arenas are expected to allow maximum capacity this season. [ESPN]
  • Curtis McElhinney has announced his retirement. [TSN]
  • The NHL will be cracking down on cross-checks this year. [Sportsnet]