Is Kent Hughes about to come back to acquire former Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Reilly?

Published October 15, 2022 at 11:19
BY JEFF DROUIN

According to RDS reporter François Gagnon, Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes came close to acquiring a defenseman this week.

As reported by our colleague Wilson Salaun, Hughes is said to have indeed seriously considered claiming defenseman Mike Reilly, who was placed on waivers earlier this week by the Boston Bruins.

According to Francois Gagnon, the club explored this option at length, but at the time of making the final decision, Hughes and Jeff Gorton did not think Matheson would be out for two months.

Otherwise, the Habs would have most likely taken advantage of their waivers priority to get their hands on Reilly.


Now that it's settled, and now that they know more about Matheson's injury, will Hughes try to go back to the drawing board to acquire Reilly for future considerations? To be continued.

Reilly has some remarkable advanced stats :


89%, including 94% on offense!

"The biggest name (to me) on waivers is: Mike Reilly."

See the full segment in question from François Gagnon (13th minute) :


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