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Sunday Habs Headlines: Canadiens organization suspending activities until January 6

In today’s links, a preventive pause, Ben Chiarot in demand around the league, and a life-saving gesture from a fan in Seattle.

Detroit Red Wings v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With there now being less than a full lineup of healthy player throughout the entirety of the organization, the Canadiens and Rocket will be pausing operations until January 6, and that also comes with postponed games for Laval on January 5, 7, and 8. []
  • According to Pierre LeBrun, yesterday’s opponent, the Florida Panthers, is one of the teams interested in acquiring the services of Ben Chiarot. [RDS]
  • If you missed our article yesterday morning, we listed our organizational players of the month of December. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The persistence of a woman in the Seattle crowd helped Vancouver Canucks trainer Red Hamilton get his malignant melanoma diagnosed and treated. [Sportsnet]
  • Willie O’Ree’s #22 will be retired by the Boston Bruins on January 18. [WCVB]
  • Alexander Ovechkin is the new holder of the NHL’s power-play goals record. []
  • An unruly Team Russia was ushered off the plane by police as it attempted to fly home from the World Juniors:
  • The IIHF is investigating the situation. [Sportsnet]