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Canadiens Daily: Canadiens Draft Lottery Chances; Byron Out Again

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Could the Montreal Canadiens end up with top overall pick at the 2022 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal on June 7-8? They will find out on May 10 at the NHL Draft Lottery.

Paul Byron has suffered another injury in a frustrating season for the veteran winger.

That and more in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily

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The Montreal Canadiens are starting to accidentally position themselves nicely for the NHL Draft Lottery on May 10.

Montreal Canadiens winger Paul Byron will miss tonight’s game with the Philadelphia Flyers thanks to a lower-body injury that forced him out of the first period of a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

With Byron out, the Montreal Canadiens recalled forward Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and the rookie is hoping to make a lasting impression in his latest stint with the big club.

National Hockey Now

BOS: The Boston Bruins will be getting goalie Linus UIlmark back between the pipes on either Saturday against the New York Rangers at TD Garden or Sunday against the Montreal Canadiens.

NYI: Ilya Sorokin has become the man between the pipes for the New York Islanders and appears to be the starter heading into an unexpected, early offseason for the Isles.

Pitt: This quote from Pittsburgh Penguins and former Boston College defenceman Mike Matheson on the expectation for today’s NHL defenceman is so dead on:

“I feel like growing up, a defenceman getting caught pinching was the automatic way to get yourself back in the stands, and now it’s expected. And if you’re not doing that, you’re not doing your job…”

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Philly: Could the Johnny Gaudreau to the Philadelphia Flyers rumors finally come into fruition this offseason?

Wash: Marcus Johansson is fitting in nicely with the Washington Capitals after being acquired from the Seattle Kraken just before the NHL Trade Deadline.

Florida: Florida Panthers captain Sasha Barkov has become Mr. Clutch for the Panthers.

Detroit: Al Sobotka, the famous octopus-throwing Detroit Red Wings zamboni driver, has been fired for urinating into a drainage sewer at Little Caesar’s Arena.

Colorado: Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri is back in the lineup just in time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

San Jose: Our man in San Jose, Sheng Peng, sat down in with some San Jose Sharks players and head coach Bob Boughner to find out what it means ‘to play the right way’

Canada Hockey Now

Vancouver: The Vancouver Canucks aren’t giving up on their chances to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs despite blowing 2-0 and 3-2 leads and losing to the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday.

NHL

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The Carolina Hurricanes are concerned about goalie Frederik Anderson and whether he can return from a lower-body injury before the Stanley Cup playoffs begin on May 2.

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@CrispPoutine

I have to admit I’m a bit nervous to see the lottery. I know it’ll be a good pick, but I wonder how good it’ll be.

Last edited 1 month ago by @CrispPoutine

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