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Habs Interested In Bringing Back Former Canadien

Published August 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM
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The Montreal Canadiens are undoubtedly looking to build upon a strong showing in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as is evident in the moves they have made thus far this offseason.

The Habs have re-signed wingers Joel Armia and Artturi Lehkonen this offseason and have also reached into the free agent market to bring in Mike Hoffman, Cedric Paquette, Chris Wideman and David Savard, bolstering both the forward group and the back end.

The Habs may not be done, however, as Sportsnet's Luke Fox is reporting that the Canadiens have interest in bringing back a familiar face in former 3rd-overall pick, Alex Galchenyuk.

Galchenyuk was acquired by the Leafs last season from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for prospect Yegor Korshkov.


The Habs are going to have quite a few spirited competitions for roster spots come training camp with a glut of NHL forwards. Bringing in Galchenyuk should only serve to raise the level of competition, as he was one of the feistier Leafs down the stretch last season.

The 27-year-old put up 12 points in 26 games for the Leafs last season, adding 4 points in 6 playoff games against the Habs.

This is definitely a situation to keep an eye on as we move through the later stages of free agency.

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