TRADE: Devils, Canadiens Swing Deal (Yes, It's Allowed!)

So you thought the trade deadline was over? For NHL players to be eligible for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, that's true. But with the AHL trade deadline coming up this Friday, clubs can still make trades this week but the players involved are ineligible for the NHL postseason.
 And with that, we have a deal, as the New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens swapped AHL forwards.

The Canadiens have acquired forward Arnaud Durandeau from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward Nathan Légaré.

It's a homecoming for Durandeau, 25, a Montreal native. He's registered four goals and 14 assists in 38 games with the Bridgeport Islanders and Utica Comets of the AHL this season. He played four games with the NY Islanders last season and put together a fine year in the AHL, with 24 goals and 31 assists for 55 points and 68 games.

He was a 6th round selection by the Isles in 2017.

Legare, 23, heads to New Jersey, after recording nine points on six goals and three assists in 39 games with the Laval Rocket this season. The 6-foot, 205-pounder has also registered 42 penalty minutes. He was a third-round pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2019, but has yet to play a game in the NHL.

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