The Canadiens have signed Joel Edmundson to a four-year deal worth $14.0 million ($3.5M AAV).
Edmundson was acquired from the Hurricanes last week and quickly got a deal done with the Canadiens. This contract includes a 10-team no trade clause and will keep Edmundson in Montreal through the 2024 campaign. The 27-year-old is coming off of a career-high 20 points (7G / 13A) in 68 games.
The Canadiens have acquired the rights to Joel Edmundson from the Hurricanes in exchange for a 2020 5th round draft pick.
Edmundson is a pending unrestricted free agent that just wasn't a part of the future of the Hurricanes blueline. In Montreal however, Edmundson will help bolster a left-side that features Ben Chiarot (2 years left), Brett Kulak (2 years), Victor Mete (RFA) and the up-and-coming Alexander Romanov (2 years). It will be interesting to see if Montreal has plans to move any of them to loosen up the logjam. Edmundson doesn't provide a lot offensively but led the Hurricanes' blueline in hits (118) and was tied for second in blocked shots (91) in 2020.
The Canadiens have signed Lukas Vejdemo to a one-year, two-way ($700k/105k) contract extension.
The Canadiens have acquired Jake Allen and a 2022 seventh-round pick from the Blues for a 2020 third-round pick and a 2020 seventh-round pick.
Allen is a 30-year-old netminder who is heading into the final year of a four-year contract that carries a $4.35 million cap hit. Allen is likely the first of a few cap causalities in St. Louis, who have very few contracts coming off of the books this offseason and both Alex Pietrangelo (UFA) and Vince Dunn (RFA) looking for new deals. As for Allen, he will backup Carey Price in 2021 and is coming off of a year in which he was 12-6-3 with a 2.15 GAA and .927 SV% in 21 starts and three relief appearances.
Source: PuckPedia 09/2/20, 3:33 pm EST
Price will start Game 6 vs. the Flyers.
Source: John Lu 08/21/20, 6:42 pm EST
Gallagher is "unfit to play" in Game 6 due to a broken jaw.
Source: Stu Cowan 08/21/20, 3:55 pm EST
Allen led the Blues onto the ice for warmups.
Belzile will be scratched in Game 5 vs. the Flyers.
Source: John Lu 08/19/20, 7:41 pm EST
Hudon will draw into the Canadiens lineup for Game 5.
Source: John Lu 08/19/20, 7:40 pm EST
Price will start Game 5 vs. the Flyers.
Source: John Lu 08/19/20, 7:39 pm EST