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Thursday Habs Headlines: Michael Hage is on the right path

Jun 27, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Michael Hage appears on a red carpet before the start of the 2024 NHL Awards at Fontainebleau Las Vegas. | Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Michael Hage will get the chance to work on the physical aspect of his game during his college career. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The OHL talent that has made its way to the Canadiens’ prospect pool. [OHL.com]
  • Jordan Harris is a pretty good chef, according to girlfriend Codie Cross. [Canadiens.com]
  • The Laval Rocket will participate in the home-openers of the Providence Bruins and Springfield Thunderbirds on October 11 and 12, respectively, before playing their first game at Place Bell on October 18. [AHL.com]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • With the land auction cancelled and an arena no closer to being built, Alex Meruelo has reportedly relinquished his rights to restarting the Arizona Coyotes. [Sportsnet]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks have improved the most of all NHL teams since the end of the season. [The Athletic]
  • Rod Brind’Amour says the exodus of players from the Carolina Hurricanes this off-season was “hard to watch.” [NHL.com]
  • The Buffalo Sabres hope the additions of Ryan McLeod and Jason Zucker can finally propel them into a playoff spot. [NHL.com]
  • Ryan Suter signed a bonus-laden league-minimum contract with the St. Louis Blues. [NHL.com]
  • The Edmonton Oilers lead the off-season power rankings. [Sportsnet]
  • The ZSC Lions credit their focus on developing — and playing — young players for their production of pro-ready talent. [ZSC Lions]
  • Allan Walsh provided a summary after Greg Johnson was the latest NHL player to be posthumously diagnosed with CTE:

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