NHL Rumors: Montreal Canadiens Moving Defenseman in Offseason

While the Montreal Canadiens were very busy at the trade deadline, defenseman Jeff Petry did not get moved. Turns out that's likely to change come summer time as reports are suggesting Petry will be traded this upcoming offseason.

The 34-year-old right-handed defenseman is signed through the 2024-25 season at $6.25 million per season. He holds no-trade protection against 15 teams and it's expected the club will field some offers this summer. Due to this salary, Montreal will likely retain some salary in any move.

This season Petry started horribly, but has come on of late, recording a total of 16 points in 56 games. The Florida Panthers, St Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers all reached out to the Canadiens at different parts of the season but obviously nothing materialized. 

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