In a swap of All-Star defensemen, the Nashville Predators have acquired veteran defensemen P.K. Subban in exchange for Shea Weber, according to a report from Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.ca on Wednesday afternoon.
The 2016 NHL Draft is right around the corner and as the time continues to near, the Montreal Canadiens may just be going into a sudden mode of panic as several organizations are calling in to express their interest in star defensemen P.K. Subban.
Andrew Shaw is Montreal-bound as he was acquired by the Canadiens from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for two second-round picks. Meanwhile, Lars Eller was traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for two second-round picks, according to a report from Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca on Friday evening.
The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins will continue a historic rivalry, however, it will take place in Quebec City instead as the two-sides will face off in a pair of pre-season exhibition games, according to a club announcement on Wednesday afternoon.
In a club announcement on Wednesday morning, the Montreal Canadiens confirmed that goaltender Ben Scrivens had been placed on waivers given multiple transactions which would fill up roster space, including the well anticipated return of Carey Price.
After a dangerous tangle had PK Subban sent off on a stretcher, the Montreal Canadiens' alternate captain had been cleared and was released from hospital late Thursday night, according to a club announcement on Friday morning.
The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann from the Montreal Canadiens as part of a four-player deal ahead of the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline, according to a club announcement on Friday evening.
Amidst their continuous losing efforts, multiple reports out of Montreal say the Canadiens have been searching the open market for a team to trade with as P.K. Subban would be one of the players involved given several recent fallouts of which have taken place with Michel Therrien.
The Montreal Canadiens have been struggling in the absence of their best player. Carey Price has been struggling trying to battle back from injury and his team is barely staying afloat in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. After winning all the hardware he did last season, Carey has been stuck on the sidelines for the better part of this season.