The eight players who cleared waivers today will either join the Canadiens’ taxi squad or report to Laval Rocket training camp, which starts later this month.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 11, 2021
Noah Juulsen was claimed by FLA.
The Panthers will take on Juulsen’s salary of just $700,000 that makes him among the cheapest blue-line options in the league.
Montreal would have liked to keep Juulsen in the organization to continue his development. Injuries have limited his playing time in the previous two seasons, at one point putting his hockey career in jeopardy. He had shown himself to be an NHL option in the past, and the Panthers gambled on his injury history being behind him.
Florida will need to keep him on the NHL roster to retain him. Should they try to place him on waivers within the next 30 days, the Habs can reclaim him and assign him directly to the taxi squad or AHL roster.