AUGUST 23, 2023  (8:34)

The name of the player that Kent Hughes is actively trying to trade is revealed

The Montreal Canadiens still have a few matters to settle before the start of the new season, and some information has just surfaced regarding the player that Kent Hughes would actively seek to trade in the coming weeks.

The renowned "Incarcerated Bob" on social media, despite the market for trades being rather quiet, has indicated that Casey DeSmith's name is indeed among the discussions.

"Fairly quiet around the NHL until next month, the Canadiens are still actively shopping around Casey DeSmith.

They might keep him and wait until an injury occurs in the NHL during training camp or at the beginning of the regular season."

This individual has previously revealed several scoops over the past years, including the appointment of Martin St-Louis as head coach, as well as the Carolina Hurricanes' offer sheet for Jesperi Kotkaniemi.

In short, it is very clear from the source that the player who was acquired alongside Jeff Petry should depart from the organization by the time of training camp or during the early stages of the upcoming season if Hughes fails to find a taker before then.

Should injuries occur during preseason camps, it's highly likely that the Canadiens' GM's phone will ring.

With four goaltenders holding NHL contracts, one can only hope that this situation won't linger too long and become a distraction within the team.