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Canadiens Wrap: Habs Trade Chiarot As NHL Trade Market Heats Up



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The NHL trade market has exploded in the last two days and the Montreal Canadiens jumped into the action Wednesday night.

The Canadiens also placed Mathieu Perreault on waivers Wednesday.

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

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The Montreal Canadiens finally traded defenceman Ben Chiarot on Wednesday night, sending him to the Florida Panthers.

Before the Habs traded Chiarot, they placed forward Mathieu Perreault on waivers. They also announced that Jake Allen will start against the Dallas Stars on Thursday at the Bell Centre. Could both players be on the move before the deadline?

The Canadiens are one of three teams in hot pursuit of Minnesota Wild prospect Jake McBain.

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Boston: Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron missed the Bruins’ game against the Wild Wednesday night and will miss at least one more with an arm infection.

Philly: The Claude Giroux farewell tour in Philly has begin ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline.

Florida: Here’s the Chiarot trade from the  Florida Panthers perspective.

Detroit: Has Tyler Bertuzzi’s anti-vax stance finally worn out with the Detroit Red Wings? There’s plenty of chatter ahead of the NHL trade deadline that Bertuzzi could be dealt.

Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche have been wheeling and dealing ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline as they acquired Josh Manson on Monday and Nico Sturm on Tuesday.

Vegas: Are the Vegas Golden Knights looking for a goalie ahead of the deadline?

San Jose: The San Jose Sharks took a big fish off the trade market Wednesday by signing center Tomas Hertl to an eight-year contract extension that carries an $8.1375 million cap hit.

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Calgary: The Calgary Flames got deeper up front by acquiring Calle Jarnkrok from the Seattle Kraken Wednesday night.


Top trade target and Arizona Coyotes defenceman Jakob Chychrun will be out of action for two weeks.

With the trades kicking into high gear over the last 48 hours, here’s an NHL Trade Tracker.

Finally, on St. Patrick’s Day Eve, and what’s Christmas Eve for some, here’s your Irish track of the day:







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