After losing guys like Morgan Ellis, Mac Bennett, and Darren Dietz, the Canadiens needed to pick up some extra defencemen for the farm. The Saint John's IceCaps were looking at a pretty dire situation for their back end, but now the Canadiens have added Philip Samuelsson to the corps.
I don't know much about this newest acquisition, but I do know that the numbers he has put up in the AHL are quite good. As for his chances of cracking the Habs lineup, I would argue that they are not very good, but he'll probably get a shot in camp anyways.
It is a two-way deal, so there aren't many expectations being piled on here. He should be down with the IceCaps helping them since they lost basically their entire top-four in recent days.