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NEW TRADE ALERT involving the Montreal Canadiens and the Devils

Published March 11, 2024 at 1:28 PM
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You read that correctly.

Even though the NHL trade deadline has passed, the Montreal Canadiens have just announced a trade.

"Montreal Canadiens General Manager Kent Hughes announced on Monday that the team has acquired forward Arnaud Durandeau from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward Nathan Légaré." - Montreal Canadiens

So, it's a one-for-one trade, Légaré for Durandeau.


The difference is that, because this trade was made after the deadline, forward Durandeau is ineligible for the NHL playoffs.

It won't happen, but if the CH were to make the playoffs, Durandeau would not be allowed to play.

As for the AHL trade deadline, it's March 15.

Clarification always relevant regarding the trade deadline: teams can still conclude trades, but the acquired players will not be eligible to play in the playoffs.


Here's the official announcement:

Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes announced on Monday that the team has acquired forward Arnaud Durandeau from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward Nathan Légaré.

Durandeau, 25, has registered four goals and 14 assists in 38 games with the Bridgeport Islanders and Utica Comets in the American Hockey League this season. The Montreal, QC native has recorded 126 points (52G, 74A) in 205 career AHL outings with Bridgeport and Utica.

To date, the 6-foot, 185 lb left winger, has appeared in four NHL games, all with the New York Islanders in 2022-23. The left-handed forward served two penalty minutes and posted a +1 differential.

Durandeau was selected by the Islanders in the sixth round (165th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.


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