Josh Anderson says he cannot wait to get began with the Canadiens

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The Canadiens signed an enormous left-winger because the free agent market opened Friday, however his identify is Brandon Baddock and never Taylor Corridor.

The coronavirus and a flat wage cap took lots of the frenzy out of free company. There was an abundance of one-year contracts and award winners like Corridor and defenceman Alex Pietrangelo had been nonetheless in search of offers because the solar set on Day 1.

Basic supervisor Marc Bergevin stated the Canadiens confirmed curiosity in Corridor and, when requested to entry the probabilities of touchdown the previous Hart Trophy winner, he stated “till the participant indicators elsewhere, there’s at all times a risk.”

After all, Bergevin would face a significant problem if Corridor did agree to return to Montreal. After signing newcomer Josh Anderson to a seven-year, US$38.5-million contract, and restricted free-agent defenceman Victor Mete for $735,000, the Canadiens have solely about $three.9 million in cap area and Bergevin desires to maintain $2 million for a wet day.