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Montreal Canadiens prospect Cedrick Guindon

Here are the Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed on Wednesday.

Montreal Canadiens News

  • Five different Montreal Canadiens prospects have rights that are set to expire this summer. General Manager Kent Hughes has to decide whether he wants to give them another opportunity to prove their worth or move on to greener pastures. [Five Canadiens Prospects Could Have Rights Expire This Summer]
  • It’s an important day at the 2024 World Hockey Championship, as several Habs players will be in action. The first quarterfinal game features Kaiden Guhle facing Juraj Slafkovsky, as Team Canada is set to face Team Slovakia at 10:20 am ET. Slafkovsky has maintained a point-per-game pace in the tournament, with seven assists in seven games, but will face his greatest challenge as he and the other Slovaks take on the heavily favoured Canadians.

 

  • Cole Caufield found his scoring rhythm by earning four points (2 G, 2 A) against Latvia. He’ll look to maintain his production as Team USA faces the host nation, Czechia, at 2:20 pm ET.

  • Prospect Oliver Kapanen has stopped scoring at will after earning six goals in the preliminary games, but his uptick in production is worth keeping in mind going forward. [Daily Faceoff]

National Hockey Now Network

  • The world of professional hockey is a small one. Nothing more exemplifies that than the upcoming playoff series between the Florida Panthers and New York Rangers. The two teams will meet in the postseason for the first time since 1997 when the Eastern Conference final kicks off Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. However, as is the case with so many other playoff matchups, there are many ties between them. [Florida Panthers]
  • Boston Bruins CEO and Alternate Governor Charlie Jacobs made it clear on Wednesday that the jobs of President Cam Neely, General Manager Don Sweeney, and Head Coach Jim Montgomery are safe. [Boston Bruins]
  • With Matvei Michkov potentially on his way to North America from the KHL as early as June, with rumours intensifying this week, the Philadelphia Flyers are making the requisite strides toward re-establishing themselves as Stanley Cup contenders.[Philadelphia Flyers]
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