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

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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