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Thursday Habs Headlines: Martin St-Louis feels his roster is effectively set

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Scott Walford questioned his ability as a hockey player for years after going unsigned by the Canadiens, but his work at McGill helped restore his confidence and earn him a tryout with the Tampa Bay Lightning this summer. [RDS]
  • Martin St-Louis believes Logan Mailloux showed enough in camp to become a call-up option at some point this season. [La Presse]
  • He also thinks that, even though there are cuts to make to get the roster to 23, the players who were around for Monday’s game in Toronto can be regarded as the ones who will play in the NHL this season, either to start the year or to be brought up in the future. [Radio-Canada]
  • “It’s a good thing if they’re coming after you,” Cole Caufield said of chirping in the NHL. “You’re probably the one they’re worried about.” He also said some players do a lot of research to get their material for those encounters. [TSN]
  • Nick Suzuki’s captain duties included balancing the sides for the Canadiens’ team-bonding golf tournament. [TVA Sports]
  • The captain believes he can be a point-per-game player this season. []
  • With the players divided into four groups to begin training camp, the current trip is the first real chance to get all the NHL players together in one place before the season begins. [La Presse]
  • Filip Mesar wants to get to the NHL. But first he knows he needs to prove his pro readiness in the AHL. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Sean Monahan and Gustav Lindström didn’t participate in yesterday’s practice before the team headed to Mont-Tremblant. [RDS]
  • Gilles Laperrière, who played a critical role in developing Montreal-area talent, has died at 89. [Radio-Canada]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Gary Bettman expects the salary cap to land somewhere in the range of $87 to $88 million for next season. []
  • Taylor Hall, who knows a thing or two about first overall draft selections, thinks Connor Bedard is “one of the most-ready players I’ve ever seen come in at 18.” []
  • Arthur Kaliyev had a hearing yesterday for kneeing Chase De Leo of the Anaheim Ducks. [TSN]
  • The Belleville Senators got a boost when both Jacob Bernard-Docker and Egor Sokolov cleared waivers on Wednesday. [Sportsnet]
  • Nickelback will perform at Commonwealth Stadium during the Heritage Classic. [Radio-Canada]
  • Kelsie Snow looks back at the life of her husband, Chris, the Calgary Flames assistant general manager who died of complications due to ALS. [KelsieSnowWrites]