Thursday Habs Headlines: Carey Price hopes to play versus the Coyotes

Here are your daily links, including the possible return of Carey Price, Al Montoya’s play in the meantime, and Max Pacioretty silencing his critics.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • When asked whether or not he will be playing this evening against the Arizona Coyotes, Carey Price expressed that he hopes to. [Twitter]
  • Part of what is making Price’s comeback difficult is the fact that he lost so much weight during his sickness - amounting to eight pounds. [TVA]
  • Meanwhile, Al Montoya has taken control of the Canadiens’ crease and performed about as well as anyone could have imagined in relief of Price. [TSN]
  • Playing a vital role in the Habs home-opener win over the Penguins was captain Max Pacioretty, who is well on his way to silencing his critics. [SN]
  • There has been some concern surrounding the involvement of Shea Weber, but the hulking blue-liner saw the puck much more on Tuesday night. [Twitter]
  • After some supposed Mikhail Sergachev may be headed back to Windsor, Michel Therrien has said it’s likely the 18-year-old will suit up for the Habs tonight. [Twitter]
  • Alexander Radulov has shown his skill since joining the Canadiens in training camp, and it was once again on display at the Bell Centre last night as seen in his puck-protection. [Streamable]
  • Radulov also took a moment to thank the fans for their support, and stated his desire to keep working even harder for them. [TVA]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • After scoring his 500th career goal in the NHL, there seems to be just one question left surrounding Marian Hossa - does he make the Hall of Fame? [Puck Daddy]
  • George McPhee explains why the Las Vegas expansion franchise acquired General Fanager and the services of it’s creator, Tom Poraszka. [Puck Daddy]
  • Andrew Berkshire joined the Hockey PDOcast on Sportsnet to discuss the league’s best right wingers. [SN]
  • Jack Han begins to take a look at the struggling Florida Panthers power play in his 1 Minute Tactics series, asking how you might improve it. [Twitter]
  • The story of the season thus far in Ottawa has, unfortunately, been shockingly low attendance numbers at the Canadian Tire Centre. [PHT]
  • Check out this list of the KHL’s thirty highest-paid players - a list Radulov would reportedly have topped had he not signed with the Habs. [SN]/

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