Wednesday Habs Headlines: Nikita Scherbak is making Montreal home

In today’s links, Nikita Scherbak is staying in Montreal this summer instead of returning to Moscow, more information on Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s pre-season preparations, and Jack Hughes talks about joining the USNTDP.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nikita Scherbak is making himself home in Montreal this summer. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi has a busy schedule ahead of him this off-season. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Jesperi’s father Mikael, coach of Porin Ässät, talked about his team’s preparations for next season and how much his son will play with the team during the Liiga pre-season. [Satakunnan Kausa (Finnish)]
  • Ryan Poehling will miss out on the World Junior Summer Showcase after undergoing surgery on July 7. [Mike Morreale]/
  • Projecting the Habs’ opening-night lineup. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Ouellette and Poulin Hockey would like to thank everyone at the CEGEP St-Laurent for a great camp./

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Top 2019 prospect Jack Hughes talks about his decision to join the US National Team Development Program rather than enter the NCAA ranks. [Sportsnet]
  • The Newfoundland Growlers, the new ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, unveiled their jerseys. [Sportsnet]
  • Gary Bettman wants a cut of any gambling action involving the NHL’s intellectual property. [TSN]
  • Eighty-four players will gather in Calgary for the Canadian Women’s National Development and Under-18 Team selection camps this weekend. [Hockey Canada]
  • Bad news for the Chicago Blackhawks, as Gustav Forsling will be out for 14 weeks following right wrist surgery. [Second City Hockey]
  • It’s “put up or shut up” time for the Columbus Blue Jackets front office and head coach, as their contracts expire next off-season. [The Cannon]
  • Yannick Weber and Kayla Price helped out Nashville Humane after reading about how the organization rescued many dogs from heat-related stress conditions./

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