Having games on the same day as the trade deadline can be awkward at times, especially considering how visa concerns and other variables often make it difficult for a player to join in with a new team with little delay. Perhaps going from one Canadian team to another made it easier, but either way, the 27-year-old defenseman will face the San Jose Sharks with his new teammates tonight.
The change of team might not be the only reason that Petry may feel a little dazed, either, as he hasn’t played since Feb. 24.
Petry isn’t a household name, yet he was a considerable get for Montreal, and could very well make himself a nice amount of money with a strong run in his contract year. The Sharks don’t stand as an easy assignment, however.
The Canadiens announced that he’ll start off in a pairing with Sergei Gonchar, who could probably give Petry some tips about adjusting to Montreal following a trade.
Mike Weaver gets bumped from the lineup to make room for Petry. P.A. Parenteau’s also getting back into the mix tonight.