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Noah Juulsen claimed off waivers by the Florida Panthers

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The Canadiens have lost another first-round pick from the organization.

NHL: JAN 04 Canadiens Training Camp Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Yesterday, the Montreal Canadiens placed Noah Juulsen and eight other players on waivers in an attempt to get the roster to 23. Juulsen has been claimed by the Florida Panthers.

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.