Canadiens goaltender Casey DeSmith linked to a Western team

Published August 11, 2023 at 2:38 PM

It's no secret that with the Canadiens' goaltending congestion, Kent Hughes is actively trying to trade one or two of them.

The GM agreed to take Jeff Petry and Casey DeSmith in the three-team trade, but this allowed him to get rid of Mike Hoffman and pick up two draft picks and Nathan Légaré, which is no mean feat.

What's more, Petry and DeSmith have a certain value on the market, especially with the Penguins' 25% salary holdback for the defenseman.

Speaking of goaltender DeSmith, his name has been strongly linked to the Edmonton Oilers. According to House of Hockey, Ken Holland's plan is to trade Jack Campbell for the CH's new goaltender.

"Reports indicate that the Edmonton Oilers are interested in recently traded goaltender Casey DeSmith (to the Montreal Canadiens).

They are also looking at options to get rid of Jack Campbell."

- House of Hockey

DeSmith would be a good fit for the Oilers, as he has good career stats and earns just 1.8 million.

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Canadiens goaltender Casey DeSmith linked to a Western team

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