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Canadiens Daily: Habs Trade Kulak And Lehkonen; Trade Deadline Wrap



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The Montreal Canadiens were busy on NHL Trade Deadline day before dropping a 3-2 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre Monday night.

Kent Hughes continued to keep his promise in two separate trades involving Artturi Lehkonen and Brett Kulak.

That and more in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:

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Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes probably didn’t want to trade Artturi Lehkonen but he made the best of a tough situation by acquiring 20-year-old prospect defenceman Justin Barron and a 2024 2nd round pick from the Colorado Avalanche for the versatile winger.

Hughes also got quite the haul for defenceman Brett Kulak as he sent the impending unrestricted free agent to the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional 2022 2nd round pick, a 2024 7th round pick and 26-year-old defenceman William Lagersson.

Oh, by the way, there was a Canadiens-Bruins game last night and Habs nemesis Brad Marchand spoiled a brilliant performance from Canadiens goalie Jake Allen.

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Boston: After finding out his trade request won’t be granted until at least the offseason, Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk is embracing the return of certainty to his life on and off the ice.

Philly: A tough week for the Philadelphia Flyers continued Monday. After saying goodbye to their captain Claude Giroux when he was traded to the Florida Panthers on Saturday, news broke Monday that defenceman Ryan Ellis will miss the rest of the season.

Pittsburgh: All signs pointed towards the cap-strapped Pittsburgh Penguins not making an impact trade before the NHL Trade Deadline and general manager Ron Hextall even woke up on Monday not expecting one, but Hextall stunned the hockey world by acquiring Rickard Rakell from the Anaheim Ducks.

NYI: Instead of trading Cal Clutterbuck, New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello signed the rugged forward to a contract extension on Monday. He also inked Zach Parise to an extension.

Washington: The Washington Capitals were busy on NHL Trade Deadline day acquiring winger Marcus Johansson from the Seattle Kraken and forward Johan Larsson from the Arizona Coyotes.

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Florida: The Florida Panthers stood pat on NHL Trade Deadline day but they did welcome their prized trade acquisition from Saturday, forward Claude Giroux.

Detroit: The Detroit Red Wings finally traded defenceman Nick Leddy and forward Vladislav Namestnikov on Monday.

Colorado: Here’s the Colorado Avalanche perspective of the Lehkonen trade.

Vegas: The Vegas Golden Knights made a minor deal sending forward Evgenii Dadonov to the Anaheim Ducks.

San Jose: When all was said and done, the San Jose Sharks ended up keeping goalie James Reimer and not trading him before the deadline.

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Montreal: In addition to trading Lehkonen, the Canadiens also traded defenseman Brett Kulak to the Edmonton Oilers before the NHL Trade Deadline Monday.

Vancouver Canucks: In the end, J.T. Miller, Brock Boeser and Conor Garland remained Vancouver Canucks and weren’t dealt before the deadline.


Here’s the rest of the NHL trades that were made before the NHL Trade Deadline Monday, including goalie Marc-Andre Fleury winding up with the Minnesota Wild.



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