NHL News: Habs extend Jake Evans; league reaches out to Robin Lehner; and preseason scores

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Jul 5, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens center Jake Evans (71) looks on during the warmup period before game four of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens announced they have extended forward Jake Evans on Sunday. The deal is a 3 year-deal deal worth $1.7 million AAV starting in 2022-23.

Evans, 25, picked up 3 goals, 10 assists for 13 points in 47 games with the Habs. He was selected in the seventh round, 207th overall by Montreal in the 2014 NHL Draft. For his career, Evans has 16 points in 60 NHL games all with the Canadiens.

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NHL would like to talk with Robin Lehner

While the MLB playoff races came down to the wire, and the NFL action was starting to pick up this weekend, the NHL found itself reading serious claims from Robin Lehner on social media.

The Vegas Golden Knights goaltender was questioning the use of anxiety medication and ambien among teams around the league.

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Jun 20, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (90) makes a save against Montreal Canadiens during the third period in game four of the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

“Is it common for work places to give out benzodiazepines to employees when they travel and ambien? Should that not be done by doctors or psychiatrist? Asking for a friend,” he said. “This doesn’t happen in Vegas to be clear. But I know many other teams. I also been in on teams that do.”

Lehner then called on the NHL and NHLPA for answers. Yesterday, it was reported that the league would reach out to the 30 year-old netminder for an interview. Additional reports noted that it was not disciplinary but to get more information.

NHL PRESEASON SCORES

  • Penguins 5 vs Red Wings 1 (Kasperi Kapanen scored twice)
  • Canucks 3 vs Jets 2 (Bo Horvat picked up a goal, assist)
  • Stars 6 vs Coyotes 3 (Jamie Benn has a 1 goal and 2 assists)