Tuesday Habs Headlines: Paul Byron's absence could hurt

Byron could be out for a while, and that could cause problems for the Habs, Kotkaniemi's rise, some stellar goals and assists, the Sharks’ blue line is finally living up to expectations, and more in today's links.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • If Paul Byron is out for any length of time, the Habs will have a large hole to fill. [Sportsnet]
  • Claude Julien discusses Byron's absence, Shaw's condition, the coming contests, and the play of Jesperi Kotkaniemi. [Canadiens]
  • Did you miss Max Domi's fabulous goal against the Oilers? If so, you're definitely gonna want to watch it. If not, why not watch it again!? (And again, and again!) [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of goals, Alexander Romanov was responsible for a great play that led to one. [Twitter]/
  • Kotkaniemi is now among those who would make a good fantasy pick up! [ESPN]
  • Remembering Guy Lafleur's return to Montreal as a Ranger 30 years later. [CBC]
  • Phillip Danault and his wife Marie-Pierre are awaiting the newest member of the Habs family. [Canadiens]
  • Looking for a Habs related Valentine's Day present? Perhaps you'll find something in Angela Price and Julie Petry's CHic collection. [Twitter]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Our own Patrik Bexell chatted with Martin Fehervary, the Washington Capitals prospect. [Japer's Rink]
  • William Nylander chats with Cabbie about hockey traditions. [TSN]
  • Colorado has fallen down the standings like an avalanche down a mountain. [NBC Sports]
  • The Sharks’ blue line has finally been performing up to their promise. [TSN]
  • Lee Stecklein's rise from high-school hockey in Minnesota to Olympic gold and NWHL All-Star. [The Hockey News]
  • A brawl sparked between the St. Francis Xavier X-Men and Acadia Axemen as the X-Men responded to to offensive comments directed at their teammate, a sexual assault survivor. [CBC]/

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