Thursday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher delivers the grit and the goals

Here are your daily links, including Brendan Gallagher’s tangible (and intangible) contributions to the team, Carey Price’s return to the ice, Michael McCarron’s frustration, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Brendan Gallagher‘s bounce-back is coming at a great time for the Habs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Good news: Carey Price was at practice in full pads on Wednesday./
  • Michael McCarron is struggling to keep a positive attitude about going back to the AHL. [RDS]
  • Even though Alex Galchenyuk filled in for Jonathan Drouin at centre for a bit on Tuesday, Claude Julien would prefer to have Drouin back on the ice against the Wild. [Sportsnet]
  • Les Canadiennes goalie Emerance Maschmeyer has a lot going on off the ice, but she is learning to balance and enjoy her busy life. [The Ice Garden]
  • Charlie Lindgren’s first game at the Bell Centre was one to remember. [Sportsnet]
  • It’s official: Martin Reway has signed a KHL contract with HC Slovan Bratislava. [Twitter]
  • Jonathan Drouin revealed what caused his somewhat compromising position on the bench during Sunday’s game in Chicago. [Sportsnet]
  • On Wednesday, Brendan Gallagher reflected on what Roy Halladay meant to him as a fan and as a professional athlete. [TSN]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya are having some fun leading up to their induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Twitter]
  • Brian Gionta has been named captain of Team USA for the Deutschland Cup. [Twitter]
  • Nana Fujimoto’s new mask is truly a work of art./
  • As a former NHLer who has been open about his own struggles with mental illness, Corey Hirsch was able to shed some light on a likely reason many professional athletes may not seek help when they need it. [Sportsnet]/

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