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Monday Habs Headlines: Paul Byron paved the way for Rafaël Harvey-Pinard

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Rafaël Harvey-Pinard is thankful for Paul Byron showing him the path to a role with the Canadiens. [La Presse]
  • Bruce Boudreau is happy that Tanner Pearson is able to play again, and thinks he will be a versatile piece for Martin St-Louis. [La Presse]
  • The “United by Hockey” mobile museum will be in Brossard today, highlighting the history of diversity in hockey. []

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Quebec has a shortage of hockey officials that is leading to cancellations around the province with no referees available. [La Voix de l’Est]
  • From being week-to-week, Taylor Hall is now expected to be in the Chicago Blackhawks’ lineup tonight in Toronto. []
  • Los Angeles Kings forward Viktor Arvidsson may require back surgery. [TSN]
  • Elias Lindholm expressed his desire to stay in Calgary, but negotiations with the Flames are still ongoing. []
  • Matthew Phillips will play a team that didn’t give him much of an opportunity in his seven years there. Tonight, the second-lightest player in the NHL will face off versus the Flames as a member of the Washington Capitals. []