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Sunday Habs Headlines: Johnny Kovacevic among top waiver pickups this year

In today’s links, looking at the top free roster additions, Kent Hughes sets up a busy summer, some notes on moves that weren’t made at the deadline, and Kucherov finds himself benched.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Johnny Kovacevic has been one of the top waiver pickups in the league this season. [The Hockey News]
  • The deadline was quiet, but the moves Kent Hughes didn’t make could be completed in the summer. [The Athletic]
  • If you missed the news last night, the Canadiens’ newest player, Frédéric Allard, has received an emergency recall to join the team in Las Vegas. [EOTP]
  • Pat Hickey recounts his top moments dealing with Canadiens coaches during his career. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Chuck Fletcher defended his decision not to trade pending unrestricted free agent James van Riemsdyk at the deadline. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • The Edmonton Oilers attempted to acquire Timo Meier at the trade deadline. [Sportsnet]
  • Mark Giordano was presented with a shield plaque for breaking the NHL’s blocked shots record. []
  • On their way to a fourth consecutive loss, the Tampa Bay Lightning played the third period last night with Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point, and Nikita Kucherov benched. []