Thursday Habs Headlines: Mikhail Sergachev is the youngest player in the NHL

Here are your daily links, including Mikhail Sergachev’s youth factor, the complexity involved in leading the Habs, Carey Price’s health, lineup notes, and more

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Not only will Mikhail Sergachev make his debut as the fourth youngest Montreal Canadien in franchise history and the youngest defenceman, but he’ll also be the youngest player in the NHL once he hits the ice. [Habs]/
  • Leading the Montreal Canadiens is a complex task [Globe & Mail]
  • Greg Pateryn will be paired with Andrei Markov tonight [Habs]
  • Owner Geoff Molson gave his regards to Mike Condon as the former Habs netminder packed his bags for Pittsburgh [Twitter]
  • Martin Reway was impressed by Auston Matthews’ NHL debut [Twitter]
  • How quickly things change. The IceCaps are down to one goalie [Telegram]
  • ICYMI: Yesterday was a busy day in Habs land/
  1. Carey Price did not travel with the team for Buffalo [EOTP]
  2. Charlie Lindgren was recalled to back up Al Montoya versus the Sabres [EOTP]
  3. There was one more practice before the season opener. [EOTP]
  4. A closer look at the Canadiens’ salary cap situation [EOTP]
  5. Some offensive expecations for the Habs in 2016-17 [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Sabres will be without Jack Eichel tonight as they face the Habs. The skilled forward sustained an ankle injury during practice [Sabres]
  • The Habs rank 29th in average height, 23rd in average weight, and 16th in average age. Here’s the rest of the league rankings:/
  • The Great One joined the Oilers in a management role [Puck Daddy
  • Travis Konecny, Ivan Provorov, and the relationship of two rising stars [BSH]
  • The NHL is revising its concussion prevention protocol [Globe]
  • Connor McDavid might already be hockey’s most important player. [SB Nation]/

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