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Sunday Habs Headlines: Expect the defence corps to get even younger

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Deadline moves could make the Canadiens’ blue line look different, and younger, for the end of the season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Josh Anderson is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. [Sportsnet]
  • A Canadiens first-half review in 15 words. [TVA Sports]
  • Where could the Canadiens have been without all the injuries? [TVA Sports]
  • Kirby Dach’s early end to the season was a tough start, but Jayden Struble’s arrival is one of the most positive stories from the opening half of the campaign. [The Athletic]
  • Montreal held Connor McDavid to just a single assist last night, continuing their run of containing the generational point-producer. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • William Nylander, Mitch Marner, and Morgan Rielly have been added to the NHL’s All-Star roster to represent the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. Four additional Vancouver Canucks — Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser, J.T. Miller, and Thatcher Demko — were also added in the fan vote. []
  • The NHL’s All-Star jerseys have been unveiled. []
  • The Chicago Blackhawks are having a tough time convincing Connor Bedard to rest while he recovers from a broken jaw. []
  • Ottawa Senators goaltender Anton Forsberg won’t return to play until some time after the All-Star break. [TSN]
  • Contrary to some reports, Pete DeBoer will not be coaching the University of Alabama’s football team. []
  • Forced to retire at 26 with malignant hyperthermia, Cody Hodgson is hoping to relaunch his hockey career. [Sportsnet]

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