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Sunday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec announces his retirement

Credit: Lisa Gansky | Flickr | BY-SA 2.0

Credit: Lisa Gansky | Flickr | BY-SA 2.0

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Tomas Plekanec has announced his retirement. [Instagram]
  • Leaving yesterday’s game a couple of times, Mike Matheson’s injury is said to be just a minor one:
  • For all their penalty-killing issues, the Canadiens have been alright at five-on-five. [Montreal Gazette]
  • “For the players on my team, it represented calm and confidence,” Ken Dryden says of his famous stance leaning on top of his stick, a pose immortalized in a statue that has made its way to Raymond Bourque Arena. [Journal de Montreal]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Joe Thornton has officially announced his retirement after a 1714-game, 1539-point NHL career. [CTV News]
  • More than a season later, the NHL is about to hand out its discipline to the Ottawa Senators for failing to mention Evgenii Dadonov’s no-trade clause when they traded him to the Vegas Golden Knights. [Sportsnet]
  • In the wake of the Shane Pinto suspension, NHL players have been reminded of the league’s gambling policies. [Sportsnet]
  • Buffalo Sabres defenceman Connor Clifton has been suspended for two games. []
  • Thomas Chabot and Milan Lucic were placed on Long-Term Injured Reserve by the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins, respectively. [Sportsnet | Chabot | Lucic]
  • A stamp featuring Willie O’Ree was unveiled in Edmonton ahead of the Heritage Classic. []
  • It turns out Connor McDavid won’t miss the Heritage Classic after all. []
  • The mood isn’t one of celebration for the two struggling teams playing today’s outdoor game in Edmonton. [Sportsnet]