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Habs Daily: When To Expect Lane Hutson, Suzuki Praise



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Check the latest Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed on Friday.

Habs News

  • If you’re wondering when top Montreal Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson is expected to make his NHL debut, we’ve got you covered. There are a few scenarios are play that will impact his arrival, including the NCAA playoffs. Our guide has everything you need to know regarding Hutson’s situation, including how it will impact his contract.  [Canadiens Timeline & Contract Options For Lane Hutson]


  • Habs captain Nick Suzuki was awarded the Molson Cup in February. It’s well-deserved when we consider he scored 11 goals and 6 assists in 11 games. He continues to be the engine that drives the Canadiens offence, as evidenced by his recent 10-game point streak. Suzuki also led all Habs players in shot control (57.6%), trailing only Joshua Roy when it came to expected goals (58.4%). [NHL]


  • There was some good news from a health standpoint. It appears that Rafael Harvey-Pinard is preparing to return to play, again. He is not expected to face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Of course, since it’s the Canadiens, there can’t be too much positive health news. Brendan Gallagher was absent from practice on Friday. Gallagher was hit in the head during Thursday’s game against the Florida Panthers.


  • Former Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon spoke to Blick about the meningitis that almost claimed his life while he played for the Kamloops Blazers. Bozon now plays for Lausanne, in the National Ligue (Switzerland), and is enjoying the best season of his career.  (French – Blick)


National Hockey Now Network

  • The New Jersey Devils announced on Friday evening that they’ve acquired forward Kurtis MacDermid via trade with the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft (previously acquired from Nashville) and forward Zakhar Bardakov. [New Jersey]
  • The Detroit Red Wings gave up five goals in a game for only the second time this calendar year and no one is blaming goalie Alex Lyon. [Detroit Red Wings]

  • The rumors have grown so loud and so widely accepted as to become common knowledge, if not fact. You’ve heard the chatter that has been widespread for a couple of months: Pittsburgh Penguins winger Reilly Smith is unhappy in Pittsburgh. [Pittsburgh Penguins]