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Canadiens Wrap: Edmundson Returns; Lehkonen, Chychrun, NHL Trade Rumours

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Will Montreal Canadiens defencemen Jeff Petry and Ben Chiarot, as well as forward Artturi Lehkonen get moved before the March 21 NHL Trade Deadline?

Joel Edmundson is finally back in the Canadiens lineup.

That and all the latest NHL trade rumors in the latest Canadiens Wrap:

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After missing the first 57 games, Joel Edmundson will play his first game of the 2021-22 regular season Saturday night.

TSN Insider Darren Dreger joined my partner-in-scribe at Montreal Hockey Now, Marco D’Amico, and me on the latest MHN Podcast. Does Dreger think Jeff Petry, Ben Chiarot, and Artturi Lehkonen get moved by the NHL Trade Deadline? What about Arizona Coyotes defenceman Jakub Chychrun?

How has Canadiens interim head coach Martin St. Louis affected the trade value of players like Petry, Chiarot, and Lehkonen?

The Montreal Canadiens welcome the Seattle Kraken to the Bell Centre for the first time ever Saturday night and they can do so with a packed house!

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BOS: Are the Boston Bruins past the roller coaster stage of their season yet as the NHL Trade Deadline approaches?

NYI: Mathew Barzal returned to the New York Islanders lineup on Friday night and our man on the Island, Stefen Rosner breaks his game down shift-by-shift.

Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Penguins winger Kasperi Kapanen is getting another chance to turn his season around and also increase his NHL trade value.

Philly: With Scott Laughton out indefinitely due to a concussion, Philadelphia Flyers forward prospect Morgan Frost has been recalled. Could this also serve as a showcase of the struggling Frost if he picks up his game before the NHL Trade Deadline?

Washington: Do the Washington Capitals make sense as a fit for Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser who is the subject of rampant NHL trade rumours lately?

Detroit: Thanks Tyler Bertuzzi still not being allowed in Canada due to his vaccination status, the Detroit Red Wings were forced to call up forward Luke Witkowski for their three-game roadie through Western Canada.

Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche got some unsettling injury news on captain Gabriel Landeskog and defenceman Samuel Girard on Saturday

Vegas: With the Vegas Golden Knights slumping and just a loss and an Edmonton Oilers win away from falling out of the top eight slots in the Western Conference, will general manager Kelly McCrimmon make a deal before the NHL Trade Deadline?

San Jose: A 2021 NHL Trade Deadline deal has paid off for the San Jose Sharks.

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Vancouver: Good on Vancouver Canucks fans for booing Vladimir Putin fan Alexander Ovechkin!

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Ottawa Senators head coach D.J. Smith admits what we all know but players deny, that NHLers are definitely affected by NHL trade rumours.

Does a Mark Giordano trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs before the trade deadline just make too much sense?

Finally, with only five days until St. Patrick’s Day and eight until Parade days everywhere it’s The Peelers for your Irish track of the day:

 

 

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