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Saturday Habs Headlines: Losses and Gains

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Arber Xhekaj is day-to-day with an upper body injury. [Sportsnet]
  • Cole Caufield is playing less and shooting more, and yet the goals haven’t materialized at quite the same clip they were before. [La Presse]
  • Recently, Christian Dvorak has been looking more like the player the Habs hoped he’d be when he was acquired. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • William Nylander authored a storybook finish for the Leafs in Sweden. [Yahoo Sports | Sportsnet | NHL]
  • Should a white hot Nylander be promoted to the Leafs’ top line? [The Athletic]
  • Daniel Alfredsson talked about his return to the Senators. [The Athletic]
  • Luke Prokop becomes the first openly gay player to play in the AHL. [Yahoo Sports | The Athletic]
  • Neither the Canucks or Elias Petterson are in a rush to get a deal done. [TSN]
  • Jack Hughes is practicing with the Devils again. [Sportsnet]
  • Stuart Skinner is currently the Edmonton Oilers’ only hope in net. [Sportsnet]
  • Mason McTavish is the real deal for the Ducks. [Yahoo Sports]
  • A rough road to the NHL has led Martin Pospisil to play it smart. [Sportnset]
  • Sam Reinhart’s play could lead to a big raise. [Yahoo Sports]
  • For Ivan Miroshnichenko, the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative is particularly meaningful. [NHL]
  • Three-on-three hockey is unlikely to go anywhere, but it may see some changes. [The Athletic]
  • NHLers would prefer a true best-on-best world cup format like the Olympics rather than gimmicks like Team Europe and Team North America. [The Athletic]
  • Francois Legault stands by subsidizing the two Kings games in Quebec next October. [Radio-Canada]

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