Canadiens Rumors: Casey DeSmith Becoming Trade Candidate

Although the Montreal Canadiens recently acquired Casey DeSmith from the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team has been very quiet regarding his acquisition. Due to this and the Canadiens' surplus of NHL goaltenders, there is reason to believe that DeSmith could be moved elsewhere before the start of the season.

The Canadiens have DeSmith, Jake Allen, Sam Montembeault, and Cayden Primeau all eyeing NHL jobs for the 2023-24 season. Due to this, it is not out of the question that the Canadiens could look to move at least one goaltender. Yet, as it looks right now, DeSmith could be the most likely goaltender to be moved, given his lack of an introduction from the club. The same can be said for defenseman Jeff Petry, but that is another story. 

DeSmith also carries an affordable $1.8 million cap hit until the end of this season, so there certainly could be some clubs interested in bringing him in as a backup goaltender. 

In 38 games played this past season with the Penguins, DeSmith put together a 15-16-4 record, a 3.17 GAA, and a .905 SV%. 

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