Monday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec is back!

Here are your daily links including Plecky is back, Pacioretty isn’t asking for a trade, Bergevin holds on to the purse strings, and free agency signings

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • After just one season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tomas Plekanec will be back in a Habs sweater after signing a one-year contract. [NHL]
  • The centerman is happy to be back, and believes the Habs will be in the fight for a playoff spot next season. [NHL]
  • Rumour has it that Max Pacioretty isn’t looking for a trade. [Sportsnet]
  • After being drafted last weekend, Jesperi Kotkaniemi agreed to a three-year entry-level deal with the Canadiens. [NHL]
  • After acquiring Steve Mason on June 30 from the Winnipeg Jets, the Canadiens bought out his $2,733,333 contract on Sunday. [Twitter]
  • Zach Fucale is heading to the Golden Knights organization. [Twitter]
  • Allan McShane is proud to be a Canadian... and a Canadien/
  • Marc Bergevin says that Julien is locked in for the long haul. Let’s hope the season doesn’t start off badly. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Bergevin continues to hold on tight to the purse strings./
  • The 2018 development camp wrapped up on Sunday./

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Well, the John Tavares saga is over after he signed a seven-year, $77 million deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. [NHL]
  • After which, he thanked his fans for their dedication, knowing his decision may pain some./
  • An $88 million deal will see Drew Doughty playing with the Kings through to the 2026-27 season. [NHL]
  • Former Montreal Canadiens goaltender, Jaroslav Halak, is now a former Islanders goaltender after signing a  two-year contract with the Boston Bruins. [Sportsnet]
  • Instead of becoming a free agent, Ryan McDonagh signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning. [NHL]
  • Edmonton Oilers GM, Peter Chiarelli, showed some pretty fancy footwork on a very tight budget during free agency. [Sportsnet]/

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