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Episode 17312th January 2022 • Canadiens Connection • Rocket Sports Radio
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This Week’s Show

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

  • Check out news Headlines posts every week day at
  • Roster news - After pausing all activities from January 2nd through January 8th, the Canadiens returned to practice on Sunday. The Canadiens had placed 24 players on COVID protocol, but eight players from the list returned Sunday. Additional players exited the protocol on Tuesday. Forwards Joel Armia, Christian Dvorak and Mike Hoffman have all been cleared to play and could see action in Boston. Josh Anderson and Tyler Toffoli skated with the team in non-contact jerseys. Dominique Ducharme said that Paul Byron is closest to returning to the line-up. Brendan Gallagher may join the team later on the road trip. Carey Price will not join the team on the road trip.
  • Habs prospect report - Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Quotes of the week - Jake Allen and Nick Suzuki.
  • Hockey news and notes - 2022 NHL All-Star Fan Vote ended Saturday with rosters of the teams being revealed on Thursday. Who will be the Canadiens representative? It is being reported that the Canadiens are currently completing round 1 interviews of their GM search. Marc Bergevin was named senior adviser to Los Angeles Kings general manager Rob Blake on Sunday.

Segment 2: Special Interview - Fantasy Sports

  • Michael sat down with fellow Rocket Sports contributor Brian Clarke to talk about interacting with fans who like to participate in fantasy sports (football and hockey) and to provide some fantasy hockey advice.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella).

Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

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