Monday Habs Headlines: Canadiens could lose Charles Hudon in the expansion draft

Here are your daily links including Galchenyuk on the protected list, Drouin’s offensive promise, and Plekanec available for Vegas

Montreal News and Notes

  • It’s official that Charles Hudon didn’t make the protected list, which means there’s a real possibility that the Canadiens may lose him in the expansion draft. [TSN]
  • The NHL protected lists were released on Sunday afternoon causing some upset for fans whose player didn’t make the cut. [CBC]
  • Alex Galchenyuk may still be in Habs colours due to all deals being put on hold until Thursday, but where he lands is still a hot topic. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Nathan Beaulieu is looking forward to a fresh start with Buffalo [CBC]
  • Galchenyuk may have made it to the protected list but that doesn’t mean he’ll be sporting the CH come next season. [TSN]
  • Will the signing of winger Jonathan Drouin help with the Habs offensive woes? [Sportsnet]
  • Drouin took the time to thank his former team for helping make him a better player. /
  • Veteran Tomas Plekanec is also available for the taking if the Golden Knights are so inclined. [Montreal Gazette]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Vegas Golden Knights general manager, George McPhee, is quite pleased with what he saw after the protection lists were released. [Sportsnet]
  • The salary cap will continue to climb next season: /
  • Johan Gustafsson of the Frölunda Indians makes the best of landing on the Minnesota Wild’s unprotected list. [Twitter]
  • Ryan Kesler underwent hip surgery last week, keeping him from full hockey activity for 12 weeks. [TSN]
  • After having their best season in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets are looking to re-sign the coach that helped get them there. [TSN]/

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