Friday Habs Headlines: Andrei Markov getting close to a return

In today’s links, a new defenceman joins the team, and an old one is about to return.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • After a loss to the Islanders in Brooklyn, coach Michel Therrien planted an interesting seed of hope:/
  • Speaking of that loss, it was a rare case of not finding success in the home of the New York Islanders. [CBC Sports]
  • Carey and Angela Price continue their partnership with Breakfast Club of Canada. The Habs’ goaltender gives three B.C. students a thrill of a lifetime before Montreal’s defeat of the Calgary Flames earlier this week. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Price was in top form last night, and as Sean Gordon notes, he’s easing back into elite form. [Globe and Mail]
  • We have a trade to announce! Just after puck drop last night, the Canadiens announced the trade for a rival defenceman. []
  • The move is a win for the Habs. [EOTP]
  • Nesterov’s agent has his whole week planned out for his client:/

Around the League and elsewhere

  • The Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand knows he got lucky with “just” a $10,000 fine for his slew-foot on Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall, and says he will change. [Sportsnet]
  • Coach John Tortorella has taken an emergency leave from the Columbus Blue Jackets for family reasons. He’ll also miss the All-Star Game as the Metropolitan Division’s coach. []
  • The Philadelphia Flyers knocked the Toronto Maple Leafs out of their peekaboo playoff spot last night. [National Post]
  • Whaddayaknow? The divisional Senators lost last night, too! []
  • Meanwhile, the Bruins beat the Stanley Cup champs.... []/

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