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Tuesday Habs Headlines: The decline of Brendan Gallagher

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Amid the good start for the Canadiens this season, one thing has been painfully obvious: Brendan Gallagher is having a hard time keeping up. [La Presse]
  • The absence of Kirby Dach is bad news for the Canadiens, but it’s also bad news for the player, who is still learning how to play a top centre position. [Radio-Canada]
  • With Dach out, Alex Newhook will make the move to centre. [RDS]
  • The other ripple effects the team will feel from Dach’s injury. [The Athletic]
  • Joshua Roy was the standout prospect of the first week of AHL action. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Cayden Primeau has worn both #30 and #31 in the NHL and AHL, respectively, but the number 199 is on his helmet no matter where he plays, a reminder than 198 players were more highly regarded in his draft year. [TVA Sports]
  • After running into the referee behind the net on Saturday, Emil Heineman is out indefinitely. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Laval Rocket need to figure out their defensive issues to move forward. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Marc-Andre Fleury is preparing for what could be his final game played in Montreal. [La Presse]
  • Joel Edmundson was placed on Long-Term Injured Reserve by the Washington Capitals. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • That won’t be “DUUUUUUU” you hear tonight when Pierre-Luc Dubois returns to play the Winnipeg Jets. []
  • Elias Pettersson’s 200-foot game is a key source of inspiration for his Vancouver Canucks teammates. [Sportsnet]
  • In a follow-up to one of yesterday’s stories, Matthew Phillips had two points versus the Calgary Flames on Monday. [Sportsnet]