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Habs Daily: Jordan Harris Returns, Jayden Struble Excels



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Here’s all the latest Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed on Wednesday.

Habs News

  • There was some encouraging news on the injury front, as Jordan Harris resumed was removed from the injured reserve. Forward Emil Heineman was also re-assigned to the Laval Rocket in the AHL. [Game 34: Harris Returns For Habs]
  • Even though he missed practice on Thursday, forward Cole Caufield took part in the game versus the Carolina Hurricanes.

  • The game also featured three former Northeastern players: Harris, Jayden Struble, and Cayden Primeau.

  • The Canadiens overcame a two-goal deficit against the Hurricanes, but Carolina emerged with a 5-3 win. It was yet another great game from Struble, who has made a strong case for a permanent NHL assignment. [Struble Making Case For Permanent NHL Assignment vs Canes]
  • Prospects Lane Hutson and Jacob Fowler participated in the United States’ 11-3 win over Norway. Hutson played decently well, and had the most minutes of any player, but failed to register his name on the scoresheet. As for Fowler, he allowed three goals on 24 shots, which probably is not good enough to convince the coaching staff that he deserves to be the team’s bonafide starter over Trey Augustine.

  • All four Montreal Canadiens prospects at the World Juniors will be in action on Friday. Owen Beck and Team Canada face Sweden. Hutson and Fowler will face Czechia, while Filip Mesar and Slovakia will play against Norway. [IIHF World Juniors Schedule]


National Hockey Now Network

  • Lots of big things happened Wednesday in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 7-0 romp over the New York Islanders. There were records and milestones, especially for core players Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin. But not Sidney Crosby. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
  • The NHL roster freeze lifted at midnight, therefore, teams could begin to make transactions again. The New Jersey Devils recalled goaltender Nico Daws. It was an emergency recall and as a result, an exception was made with the roster freeze still active. Daws’ recall has since been upgraded to a regular recall. In a corresponding move, New Jersey loaned Swiss goaltender Akira Schmid to the AHL Utica Comets. [New Jersey Devils]
  • The Detroit Red Wings decided to walk away from 2019 draft pick Albin Grewe rather than offer the Swedish left-winger a contract. In hindsight, it appears as though that decision is saving them a world of headaches. [Detroit Red Wings]