Some late breaking news over the last couple of hours when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens offseason.
It seems that Phillip Danault's time with the Canadiens has come to an end.
NHL insider Pierre LeBrun reports that the offer Danault rejected last offseason which carried an AAV of $5million over 6 years is the last offer that he'll get.
LeBrun adds that Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin won't be making Danault any other offers and will let the center hit the open market during free agency.
Danault played a very key role through every round of the Stanley Cup playoffs helping shut down the opposing team's top lines.
With Danault likely on his way out, this would mean a huge boost in responsibility next year for Jake Evans.
More details to come.
Pierre LeBrun, Insider Trading: Montreal made Phillip Danault an offer last off-season (6 x $5M), was rejected. My sense at this time is #GoHabsGo aren't planning a new offer, they'll let him go to free agency but keep door open after he's heard from other teams. Fluid situation.
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