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Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens may have one of the top prospect pools in the league

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs’ prospect pool may be among the best in the NHL. [TSN 690]
  • If it’s up to the coach, Jesperi Kotkaniemi will start the season with the Canadiens. [Twitter]
  • Montreal has had a rough history with some recent first-round picks. [La Presse]
  • It’s probably safe to keep counting on Paul Byron to produce short-handed./

  • Caroline Ouellette will be a technical coach for Les Canadiennes this year. [Les Canadiennes]
  • Artturi Lehkonen could be a sleeper pick for fantasy teams this season. [TSN]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Philadelphia’s Jori Lehtera has been questioned by police in connection to a cocaine ring. [TSN]
  • The Champions Cup will be live-streamed on Twitter./

  • Seth Jones is set to miss 4-6 weeks after injuring his MCL. [The Cannon]
  • The Ducks have announced that Corey Perry could miss up to five months after undergoing surgey for a knee injury. [Anaheim Calling]
  • The NHL and lawyers for former players have proposed to the court to start with four concussion trials beginning in 2019, with the specific cases yet to be determined. [TSN]
  • Tim Hortons coffee cups are featuring Marie-Philip Poulin and messages of support for the CWHL./

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