Canadiens Rumors: 3 Players Likely Done in Montreal

The Montreal Canadiens will continue to build for the future as general manager Kent Hughes is discussing several different trade scenarios. The Habs won't be making the postseason in 2022-23 and look for Hughes to get creative ahead of the March 3 trade deadline as it's not a rebuild but certainly lots of re-tooling still to do. Here's a few Canadiens players who are likely changing teams:

Sean Monahan

One of the team's best trade chips, Sean Monahan is working his way back to full strength and is on the radar of several contending teams. He's a veteran with some Stanley Cup Playoff experience and he's having a great season in Montreal. So far the Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals have been kicking tires.

Christian Dvorak

A player with term, Christian Dvorak is signed for $4.45 million annually through the 2024-25 season. His modified no-trade clause doesn't kick in until the summer and Hughes has been treading the trade waters seeing what kind of value his 27-year-old center holds. Dvorak has recorded 20 points in 51 games so far this season and the Habs may need to retain a bit of salary here to get a team to bite.

Joel Edmundson

One of the hottest names on the defensive market, Joel Edmundson is a defensive defenseman who loves to hit and block shots and he's on the radar of several contending teams. The Boston Bruins, Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes all have interest. He's signed through next season at $3.5 million and holds a 10-team no-trade clause. Interest is high and expect to see Hughes cash in these next few weeks.

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