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MAJOR: A trade could be announced today for the Canadiens, and the targeted player would be known

Published December 28, 2023 at 3:15
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Although the future of the Canadiens looks promising in goaltending and defense, there is still much work to be done in terms of the offense. Sooner or later, Kent Hughes will need to address this issue.

Currently, one might think that the goaltending situation is a priority for the general manager, but that's not the case. The surplus of defensemen is causing a problem.

Jordan Harris is apparently set to be removed from the injured list in the coming hours, and Kent Hughes will need to make a personnel move to make room for him in the 23-player lineup allowed by the League.

According to Eric Engels, Gustav Lindstrom is expected to be the one affected.


"With Harris returning to play, trading or waiving Gustav Lindstrom appears to be the first step in this process (making room on defense for Harris and Arber Xhekaj)." - Via Eric Engels

This is indeed the logical move to make since the only extra forward is Michael Pezzetta, who is behind Mitchell Stephens and Emil Heineman.

A transaction involving Lindstrom is, therefore, a real possibility; otherwise, Kent Hughes will have to expose him to waivers or send Stephens or Heineman down to the Rocket, which is less likely until the return of Rafaël Harvey-Pinard.

Source: Sportsnet
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