According to ESPN hockey analyst Pierre LeBrun, teams are calling the Canadiens to inquire about the availability of center/left winger Alex Galchenyuk.
Just because teams are calling, doesn’t mean the player’s actually available. It would be shocking to see Montreal part ways with one of the most talented players on their roster.
As you can see from LeBrun’s tweet, Montreal would prefer to move other bodies away.
Who could he be referring to?
Eller and Beaulieu, because of talent, age and cap hits, seem to be the most interesting names of the bunch.
Veterans Andrei Markov and Tomas Plekanec went through some tough stretches while the Canadiens were falling apart in December, January and February. They are still serviceable players, but they both have term and a lot of money left on their contracts.