NHL Rumors: Canadiens Looking To Move Defenseman's Contract

According to Elliotte Friedman, the Montreal Canadiens are looking to trade Shea Weber's contract.

It's already been established that Weber is very likely never going to play another NHL game due to multiple serious injuries. Friedman noted that although Weber has a $7.9 million cap hit, he is only owed $6 million in total for the remaining four seasons after this one. Thus, teams looking to hit the cap floor or that need long-term injury room could consider making this move.

We have seen situations like this in the past, so it doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility. For example, before they officially retired, we've seen the contracts of Marian Hossa, Brent Seabrook, Marian Gaborik, Nathan Horton, and David Clarkson moved. It is becoming a more common practice, and it seems very likely the same will occur with Weber. 

In 1,038 career games between the Nashville Predators and Canadiens, Weber had 224 goals, 365 assists, and 589 points. With that, he was a seven-time All-Star and captain of both franchises. 

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