2 Potential Landing Spots For Veteran Defenseman Jason Demers

One veteran who is still without an NHL home is defenseman Jason Demers. Back in September, it was reported that the 33-year-old was skating in Arizona and hoped to land himself a contract for the start of the regular season. Although that did not happen, one has to assume that a team will eventually bite. As the season continues, teams will have injuries to their backend, and Demers still could work as a bottom-pair defenseman. 

Here are two teams who should consider adding Demers to a league-minimum contract. 

Arizona Coyotes: Could the Coyotes look to bring back Demers for the season? It certainly seems more possible with defenseman Conor Timmins now out for a minimum of eight weeks. Demers would be an acceptable replacement and already has a lot of experience with the organization. This may be something both sides should consider.

Montreal Canadiens: The Montreal Canadiens are off to a very bad start this season and sport a 1-5-0 record. It's clear that they are missing Shea Weber and could use more help on the right side. Demers obviously wouldn't provide all that Weber did, but he would bring more leadership to their defensive group. It wouldn't hurt to add a little more competition to the bottom-pair, as things just aren't working right now.

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