The Montreal Canadiens seem primed to be trade deadline sellers, but they’re not pawning off depth forward Paul Byron.
(This is something ESPN/TSN’s Pierre LeBrun hinted at earlier.)
Instead, the Canadiens signed Byron to a three-year contract extension. Multiple reports indicate that the cap hit is $1.167 million (rounded up), which puts the total damage at about $3.5 million overall.
That’s a slight premium to pay for a depth forward, though it’s not outrageous if the club likes what it sees from the 26-year-old.
We’ll see how many of his current teammates join him in 2016-17.