According to Josh Rimer of Sportsnet, the Montreal Canadiens have more news for us today, albeit of the much more minor sort. Former Hurricanes depth forward Drayson Bowman has signed a professional tryout contract with the Habs, which essentially means that he'll be attending training camp and trying to earn a real contract.
With the Habs already stocked at forward, including 14 NHL-ready players if you count Jiri Sekac, this seems like quite the long shot for Bowman, but it could be the precursor for a trade involving a player like Travis Moen, who was the 14th forward for the Canadiens in the playoffs, yet makes $1.85M per season against the cap.
Bowman has put up a 48.8% Corsi at 5-on-5 hockey over the last three seasons, which isn't horrible for a depth guy, especially factoring in that he started 35.8% of his shifts in the defensive zone, and 30% in the offensive zone. It's not exactly brutal usage, but at a glance, it seems like he's a passable depth guy that doesn't hurt you.