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Saturday Habs Headlines: Monahan is Back and in Top Form

Oct 30, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Montreal Canadiens center Sean Monahan (91) warms up before the start of a game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. | Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • A healthy Sean Monahan is a highly effective Sean Monahan. [Sportsnet]
  • It is yet to be seen whether the approach being taken with Juraj Slafkovsky is the right one or not. There are arguments to be made for both sides. [Sportsnet | The Athletic]
  • David Reinbacher is ready to get back to work. [La Presse]
  • Christian Dvorak is close to making a comeback, and what that could mean for the Habs. [La Presse]
  • Michael Pezzetta is growing a ‘stache for Movember. [Canadiens]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Leafs were hoping that Ryan Reaves would bring to them what he brought to Minnesota, in addition to his tough-guy abilities and right now they’re getting neither. [The Athletic]
  • The Hockey Fights Cancer schedule for the year is out. [NHL]
  • Justin Rogers, the Seattle Kraken’s assistant athletic trainer, pens a letter to his younger self about being gay in the hockey world. [NHL]
  • It may be time for the struggling Flames to give prospect Dustin Wolf a shot in net at the NHL level. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Taylor Hall is close to a return. [TSN |
  • Sam Gagner keeps fighting his way back into an NHL job. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Elliotte and Jeff discuss the Sens, neck protection, Nicklas Backstrom, and more in the most recent episode of 32 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • In the aftermath of Adam Johnson’s death, conversations around neck protection have arisen. [Sportsnet | Montreal Gazette]
  • An inquest has been opened into the circumstances of Adam Johnson’s death, but has been adjourned until the new year. [The Athletic]
  • The PWHL is discussing the possibility of adopting a policy on neck guards. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Talks have grown around gambling and mental health following the Shane Pinto suspension. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Adam Fox has been put on the Rangers’ LTIR. [NHL]
  • Tricia Deguire becomes the first woman to join the Sherbrooke QMJHL team in a coaching position. [Radio-Canada]
  • Tyler Bertuzzi is in Sheldon Keefe’s doghouse. [Sportsnet]
  • Tage Thompson is back to his league dominating ways. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Things are calming down for the Sens off the ice, but on the ice, things are starting to fall apart. [Sportsnet]
  • Tim Leiweke says that hockey is coming back to Hamilton — but not at the NHL level. [CBC]
  • Greg Cronin has been fined following the Ducks’ Monday’s game against the Penguins. [Sportsnet]