Friday Habs Headlines: Carey Price takes to the ice for first start in 10 months

Here are your daily links, including the return to action of Carey Price, Martin Reway’s absence from training camp, and the team’s newest professional scout.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • There will be a ton of goaltending talent on display during the World Cup of Hockey, and that includes Carey Price - although there may be some concern about competing in a best-on-best tournament after a season lost to injury. [Puck Daddy]
  • We won’t have to wait long to find out how Price looks in game action, though, as he is set to start his first game in nearly a year today against the United States. [SI]
  • Absent from Canadiens training camp will be Martin Reway, who is currently undergoing treatment for a virus in Slovakia. []
  • The Canadiens have hired former NHL goaltender Sean Burke as a professional scout operating in the western region. [EOTP]
  • Tomas Plekanec was impressive for his native Czech Republic on Thursday, managing to find the score-sheet against Russia in pre-tournament World Cup action. [Twitter]
  • Max Pacioretty examines the growth of hockey in his home state of Connecticut. [Twitter]
  • It isn’t hard to tell that Nikita Scherbak is excited to get things underway at Habs training camp. [Instagram]
  • Carey Price took some time out to meet with a fan from the Montreal Canadiens’ Children’s Foundation. [Twitter]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL is back on ESPN, somewhat, with the network broadcasting pre-tournament World Cup of Hockey games, and Steve Levy claims NHL players are frustrated with being left off the station (and instead being on NBC). [Puck Daddy]
  • Mike Fisher has been named captain of the Nashville Predators, stepping into the role after the loss of Shea Weber. [OTF]
  • Connor McDavid, meanwhile, will serve as captain for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • San Jose Sharks blue-liner Brent Burns spent his off-season with his family, taking a two month RV trip across the continent. [SI]/

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