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An agent saying the Montreal Canadiens coach doesn't like Russians
On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Aaron Portzline: The Blue Jackets have told forward Pierre-Luc Dubois that he’ll be remaining with the team.

On the Florida Panthers …

Harvey Fialkov: Panthers Connor Brickley is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

On the Montreal Canadiens and an agents comments …

Eric Engels of Sportsnet: Player agent Dan Milstein tweeted that Canadiens coach Claude Julien has issues with Russian players.

Alex Galchenyuk isn’t a problem but coach is. Has never successfully coached Russian. Took midseason most-Russian club. All but one Russian gone,” said Milstein on Twitter.

The tweet is now deleted.

Russian players the Canadiens moved on from this past offseason: Alexei Emelin, Mikhail Sergachev, Alex Radulov and Andrei Markov.

“These are my observations,” Milstein told Sportsnet. “I represent several Russian players, and I know Alex is not one of them and I’m out of line for commenting because I don’t represent him. But I’m just stating the facts.

“I have nothing but respect for Marc Bergevin. But it seems obvious the coach doesn’t like Russians.”

Eric Engels: The NHLPA may investigate the comments made by player agent Dan Milstein. Milstein tweeted about Alex Galchenyuk and he doesn’t represent him.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Andrew Gross: Forward Kyle Palmieri had an off ice workout yesterday and coach John Hynes didn’t rule him out for tonight.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Bruce Garrioch: Kyle Turris missed last night’s game with a viral infection. He won’t play tonight either.

Bruce Garrioch: Coach Guy Boucher said that Chris Wideman did have clearance from doctors and could have returned to the game.

On the Philadelphia Flyers …

Adam Kimelman: Forward Nolan Patrick missed last night’s game with an upper-body injury and is day-to-day.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Jason Mackey: The Penguins have recalled defenseman Frank Corrado on played Justin Schultz on the IR.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times: Forward Cedric Paquette will be out for a couple weeks with an undisclosed injury.

“Unfortunately a couple players go through some of these injury streaks and he’s in one,” Cooper said. “It’s not that this is serious, he’s going to mend up a little bit and he’ll be back.”

On the Washington Capitals …

Capitals PR: Forward Nicklas Backstrom missed last night’s game with an illness.