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Thursday Habs Headlines: John Sedgwick signs extension, adds AHL GM role

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • John Sedgwick has signed a contract extension with the Canadiens organization, adding the role of Laval Rocket general manager to his list of duties. []
  • Is Joshua Roy playing too well to go back to Laval? [La Presse | Radio-Canada | The Athletic]
  • David Savard and Arber Xhekaj “complement each other well,” Martin St-Louis says. [La Presse]
  • What do Cole Caufield and his linemates think about the challenge of facing top competition every night? “We love it.” [Journal de Montreal]
  • Juraj Slafkovský was once again absent from the Canadiens’ practice on Wednesday, as was Alex Newhook. [RDS]
  • Jake Allen has provided veteran guidance as the Canadiens have worked two young goaltenders into NHL readiness. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Since he’s a centre now (at least temporarily) ,Rafaël Harvey-Pinard is working on his faceoffs. [La Presse]
  • RHP was back in the lineup surprisingly quickly: three weeks into an original timeline of four to six. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Jacob Fowler ranks third on a list of top goalie prospects. [The Athletic]
  • Florian Xhekaj faces discipline after a dangerous hit and ensuing call for abuse of an official:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Teams weren’t waiting for Friday to make their deadline additions.
  • It started off with Vladimir Tarasenko joining the Florida Panthers. [TSN]
  • The Anaheim Ducks sent Adam Henrique and Sam Carrick north to Edmonton. [Sportsnet]
  • Colorado dumped Ryan Johansen’s contract on the Philadelphia Flyers, adding a first-round pick to do so and acquire defenceman Sean Walker in return. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Philadelphia signed Nick Seeler to a four-year extension. []
  • The Avalanche and Buffalo Sabres made a hockey trade, swapping Bowen Byram and Casey Mittelstadt. [Die by the Blade]
  • The New York Rangers filled their hole at centre with Alex Wennberg. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The Calgary Flames moved Noah Hanifin to the Vegas Golden Knights for a package that includes a first-round pick that the Golden Knights are keeping open for another trade. [Knights On Ice]
  • Calgary also received defenceman Daniil Miromanov in fhe trade, and promptly signed him a two-year contract extension. [Sportsnet]
  • The Flames learned that forward Martin Pospisil had been suspended three games for boarding Vince Dunn. [TSN]
  • The Minnesota Wild re-upped Zach Bogosian for two more seasons. []
  • Rasmus Sandin signed a five-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals. [Japer’s Rink]

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