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Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens have placed Karl Alzner on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.

Alzner had two years left at a $4.625M AAV cap hit. Buying him out will cost the Canadiens $3.96M AAV in 2021 ($667K Savings), $1.96M AAV in 2022 ($2.67M Savings) and $883K AAV in 2023 and 2024. Alzner spent most of 2020 in the AHL, where he had one goal and 12 assists in 53 games.

Source: PuckPedia 10/6/20, 12:08 pm EST

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Alzner will be a healthy scratch for the Canadiens season opener in Toronto.

Alzner is in the second year of a large five-year contract that he signed prior to last season and his season will start in the press box. Being a healthy scratch will end a lengthy ironman streak for Alzner and opens the door for Xavier Ouellet to play with Jordie Benn.

Source: Stu Cowan 10/3/18, 2:08 pm EST

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The Canadiens have signed Karl Alzner to a five-year contract worth $23.125M ($4.625M AAV).

Alzner spent the first nine years of his NHL career in Washington after the Capitals made him the No.5 overall pick in 2007. Alzner is a solid two-way defenseman that is capable of playing heavy minutes against the other team’s best and posting modest offensive numbers. Alzner has not missed a game in seven seasons and has averaged three goals and 14 assists (17 points) per 82 games over that stretch. Alzner could see regular time next to Shea Weber as the Habs’ No.1 pairing.

Source: Bob McKenzie 07/4/17, 8:25 am EST

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