Perry, Frolik give Canadiens’ special-teams models a lift

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With coaching camp scheduled to start out in lower than per week, Marc Bergevin continues to fine-tune the Canadiens’ roster.

The overall supervisor added some expertise through the previous few days, signing versatile ahead Michael Frolik final week after which upping the ante by including former Hart Trophy winner Corey Perry on Monday.

Every participant signed a one-year, one-way deal price US$750,000, a modest bump from the league minimal of US$700,000. The signings give the Canadiens 14 forwards with NHL contracts and that doesn’t embody prospects Ryan Poehling and Jake Evans.

The problem for Bergevin and head coach Claude Julien is to determine easy methods to match gamers into the lineup and below the wage cap. Some gamers will wind up on the taxi squad, a bunch of additional gamers who will accessible if groups run into drawback associated to COVID-19.

As for the cap, the latest signings go away the Canadiens US$1.1 million over the US$81.5-million cap, which implies choices should be made earlier than the season begins.