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Monday Habs Headlines: Mike Matheson’s impressive production

Oct 26, 2023; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Matheson (8) celebrates with teammate forward Cole Caufield (22) after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at the Bell Centre. | Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Mike Matheson is putting together one of the best offensive seasons from a defenceman in Canadiens history. [Journal de Montreal]
  • How will the knee injury affect Kirby Dach’s play? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Florian Xhekaj’s Brantford Bulldogs were eliminated from the OHL Playoffs, and now we wait to see if he will join the Laval Rocket. [Journal de Montreal]
  • After months of rumours and scandals, the Lions de Trois-Rivières are finally about to be sold. [Radio-Canada]
  • PWHL Montreal players were front and centre for Team Canada as Kristin O’Neill scored twice, Laura Stacey scored once, and Ann-Renée Desbiens recorded the shutout over arguably the third-best team in the world, Czechia, at the World Championship. [TSN]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Detroit Red Wings are in the driver’s seat as they seek a post-season berth for the first time since 2016. []
  • Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen is dealing with a concussion. [Sportsnet]
  • Should the NHL have a Most Improved Player award? [Sportsnet]
  • Nick Foligno appreciates a donation from the NHL and NHLPA to the Janis Foligno Foundation that continues the charity work his mother did during her life. []
  • Evander Kane was fined $5,000 for slashing. []

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