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Thursday Habs Headlines: Mike Matheson dealing with a minor injury

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • A minor lower-body injury held Mike Matheson out of last night’s game. [RDS]
  • Last night’s assignment on the top line was just one option for the versatile Sean Monahan in the Canadiens’ lineup. [Montreal Gazette]
  • While we’re enjoying seeing the young players making an impact in training camp, they’re enjoying the atmosphere the fans are creating for this experience at the NHL level. [Journal de Montreal]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Calgary Flames assistant GM Chris Snow, who has been living with ALS, is not expected to recover from a cardiac episode that left him with a significant brain injury. [Sportsnet]
  • If you’ve had a hard time following the All-Star Skills Competition in recent years, this season’s event will get back to the fundamentals. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Joel Edmundson will once again miss the start of the season, out of the Washington Capitals’ lineup for four to six weeks with a fractured hand. []
  • Mikael Backlund signed a two-year contract extension with the Calgary Flames and became the team’s captain on Wednesday. [TSN]
  • One of the goals of Sydney, Nova Scotia’s Hockeyville bid, which ended up winning, was to create a hub for female players in the region. []
  • Connor Bedard will make his pre-season debut with the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. []

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