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Larry Robinson and Bob Gainey to have numbers retired this season

Larry Robinson and Bob Gainey will have their numbers retired this season by the Montreal Canadiens, a source told The Canadian Press. Team president Pierre Boivin was to make the official announcement at a 4 p.m. news conference.

Robinson’s ceremony will be Nov. 19 against the Ottawa Senators while Gainey, the team’s GM, will have his night Feb. 23 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Last season the Habs retired the numbers of Ken Dryden, No. 29, and Serge Savard, No. 18.