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The Canadiens have made a major decision regarding Casey DeSmith, and it resolves a situation

Published August 16, 2023 at 7:19 PM
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In a press conference yesterday following the trade involving Jeff Petry, Montreal Canadiens' General Manager Kent Hughes addressed an important matter regarding goaltender Casey DeSmith.

Forget About the Idea of Seeing DeSmith with the Laval Rocket



Hughes answered questions regarding his transaction with the Detroit Red Wings, but he was also asked about a potential upcoming trade involving a goaltender.

He took the opportunity to resolve a situation.


Casey DeSmith will not be placed on waivers or sent to the American Hockey League (AHL). That is not the plan at all, and a trade is to be expected.

"However, Hughes made it clear to DeSmith: the plan is not to send him to the AHL. In one way or another, he believes he can address the congestion in front of the net without having to send DeSmith, who is waiver-eligible, to Laval.

In my view, it still comes down to a decision between DeSmith and Allen. I don't see Montembeault being traded, and trading Cayden Primeau wouldn't solve much."

As reported by Félix Forget

This will be a truly interesting situation to monitor.

Several times yesterday, Kent Hughes implied without explicitly stating it that either DeSmith or Jake Allen would be traded in the coming weeks.

Which one would you trade?

Personally, we would simply go with whoever brings the best draft pick or the best prospect.

Watch the complete press conference, right here:

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The Canadiens have made a major decision regarding Casey DeSmith, and it resolves a situation

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