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Roster news - The Canadiens have 24 players and two coaches on the NHL's COVID protocol list. Cam Hillis, Michael Pezzetta, Alex Belzile and Kale Clague are the most recent additions. Assistant coach Trevor Letowski and goaltending coach Eric Raymond are currently in the COVID-19 protocol as well. Cam Hillis made his NHL debut last Saturday in Florida vs Panthers. The NHL postponed the Canadiens' home game on January 15 against the Devils due to attendance restrictions bringing the number of January Habs home games postponed to six. The Canadiens and Rocket extended the pause of all activities through January 8th inclusively. Bob Edmundson, Joel's father, lost his battle with lung cancer on Friday. He was 61 years old.
Habs prospect report - Hamilton Bulldogs acquired Habs prospect Arber Xhekaj from the Kitchener Rangers in exchange for Navrin Mutter and draft selections. London Knights defenceman Logan Mailloux played his first game on Friday after serving a 26-game suspension by the OHL. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
Quotes of the week - The Canadiens appointed RDS sports reporter Chantal Machabee as Vice President, Communications.
Hockey news and notes - The NHL and 20 of its teams (including the Montreal Canadiens) are suing 5 insurance companies for losses of $1 billion during the pandemic due to loss of revenue.
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