Tuesday Habs Headlines: Nikita Nesterov set to make his Canadiens debut

Your daily links, including the arrival of Nikita Nesterov, the return of injured players, Redmond on waivers and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Nikita Nesterov will receive a trial-by-fire with Montreal, jumping into the lineup Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres. [ICI Radio-Canada]
  • Victor Hedman has only good things to say about Nesterov, his former teammate with the Tampa Bay Lightning. [TVA Sports]
  • Brendan Gallagher joined the morning show to talk about what kept him busy during the All-Star break. [TSN 690]
  • Andrei Markov is ready to get back to work, and is relatively excited for Nesterov’s arrival. /
  • Alex Galchenyuk is finally skating, but appears his rehabilitation is slightly behind schedule. [La Presse]
  • Despite Galchenyuk’s status, more healthy players are joining the team, which is a good problem to have for Michel Therrien. [Montreal Gazette]
  • As a result of said logjam, Zach Redmond has been placed on waivers. [EOTP]
  • ICYMI: Brendan Gallagher was at the All Star Game, feeding snacks to his World Cup pal, Brad Marchand. Wait a minute, that’s not Brendan Gallagher, I’m told that’s Shea Weber’s son. [Michael Blinn]/
  • PC Plus members, get your tickets for the Provigo Canadiens Fan Practice now! [Canadiens]
  • Mikhail Sergachev is a hipster, but not in the way you think. [Windsor Spitfires]/
  • Winging it in Motown have been exploring expansion draft protection possibilities for each NHL team. The latest edition takes a shot at who the Habs will protect; spoiler alert: Carey Price. [WiiM]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • This year’s NHL All-Star Game had good and bad moments; here are five ideas to help the next edition be even better. [Fox Sports]
  • Gary Bettman says despite the NBA moving forward with it, he isn’t interested in jersey advertising. [Puck Daddy]
  • It appears the New York Islanders may once again need to look for a new place to play hockey. [Bloomberg]
  • Montreal has done a great job scouting and signing players coming out of the NCAA. Time to take a look at this year’s crop of prospects. [SBN College Hockey]
  • An accomplished group entered the AHL Hall of Fame at this weekend’s All Star Game festivities. [Scott Matla]/
  • McGill held the Heads Up conference, shining a light on concussions in sport. Ken Dryden delivered a thought-provoking talk on the subject. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Mika Zibanejad spoke out about his family being in Iran at the moment, given the political climate. “It Sucks.” [NY Daily Times]/

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