Tuesday Habs Headlines: Andrew Shaw out 4-6 weeks more, still no timetable for Shea Weber and Phillip Danault

In today’s links, an update on some ailing players, Tomas Plekanec reflects on Jagr’s NHL career and his place in it, Mete’s contract status, Olympic news, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

Phillip Danault’s recovery from a concussion has been a slow process, while it sounds as though Weber is getting closer to being able to return to the lineup, but is being given time to fully heal:

  • Andrew Shaw’s timetable for a return has gone from an indefinite absence to one of four-to-six weeks. [Canadiens.com]
  • Tomas Plekanec is proud to have been “a little part of [Jaromir Jagr’s] career.” [NHL.com]
  • This will be the 40th game of the season that Victor Mete spends on the Canadiens’ active roster, meaning he will register his first of seven accrued seasons that qualify him for unrestricted free agency. [CapFriendly]
  • Ales Hemsky and wife Julie will welcome their first child in April. [Canadiens.com]
  • Daniel Audette and Noah Juulsen sit down for a fireside chat. [YouTube]/

Chris Terry and Matt Taormina were both on the winning North Division squad in Monday night’s AHL All-Star Classic. They probably aren’t returning to Laval with their share of $1 million, however....

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Bruce Arthur reflects on the exceptional — and exceptionally long — NHL career of Jaromir Jagr. [The Star]
  • Former teammates, coaches, and Jagr himself weigh in on his illustrious career. [Sportsnet]
  • Andrew Berkshire analyzes the top seven candidates to win the Norris Trophy this season. [Sportsnet]
  • Pavel Datsyuk will be the captain of the hockey team for the Olympic Athletes from Russia at the Olympics. He will also be joined in Pyeongchang by Ilya Kovalchuk. [TSN]
  • Former Habs captain Brian Gionta has signed a one-game tryout with the Rochester Americans of the AHL as a tune-up for the Olympics. [Buffalo News]
  • “You’re good at hockey but what else? For most of us, it’s not much.” A look at some former Edmonton Oilers and the difficulty of finding a new career path when the skates get hung up. [Edmonton Sun]/

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