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Corey Perry and Michael Frolik will stick with the Canadiens.
Each veteran forwards had been positioned on waivers Monday and each weren’t claimed by one other NHL staff. Which means Perry and Frolik shall be on the Canadiens’ taxi squad after they open the NHL common season Wednesday night time in Toronto in opposition to the Maple Leafs (7 p.m., SN, TVA Sports activities, TSN 690 Radio).
“Positively preserve your fingers crossed that he’s going to get via waivers and simply take care of it ranging from there,” Canadiens coach Claude Julien mentioned Monday when requested about Perry being positioned on waivers. “You realize, you management what you may and preserve your fingers crossed on the issues you can’t.”
GM Marc Bergevin acquired Perry and Frolik as free brokers in the course of the low season, signing them each to one-year, US$750,000 contracts. Each deliver a ton of expertise to the Canadiens together with Stanley Cup rings. Perry, 35, was with the Anaheim Geese after they gained the Cup in 2007, whereas Frolik, 32, gained the Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013.