Major: More Canadiens moves coming soon

Published August 15, 2023 at 3:53 PM

Minutes after announcing the trade sending Jeff Petry to Detroit, Kent Hughes held a press briefing via the zoom platform.

The general manager made a point of saying that he had told Petry that he wouldn't spend his time "scratching around" for the maximum in a trade, and that he would do everything in his power to deal him as soon as possible.

Then asked about his pre-season strategy, with the team currently about 1.5 million over the salary cap, Kent Hughes had this to say:

"There are things I can't say right now. If we don't resolve the situation, we can use the summer long-term injured list to place Carey Price's contract on it."

In other words, other transactions would be on the verge of being settled. With three goalies currently on the team, it's hardly surprising. To be continued...

See the full press briefing below.

August 15   |   61 answers
Major: More Canadiens moves coming soon

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