Montreal Canadiens re-sign Andreas Martinsen

The forward was acquired from the Colorado Avalanche at the Trade Deadline

The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed forward Andreas Martinsen to a one-year contract.

Contract details have emerged, and the Canadiens will be paying Martinsen $675,000.

Martinsen played in nine games with the Canadiens in the regular season and two playoff games. He did not record a point. He had three goals and four assists in 55 games for the Colorado Avalanche. He has 18 points in 119 career NHL games. He had a goal and an assist for Norway at the most recent World Championships.

At that cap hit, Martinsen is a very cheap, very expendable depth player. With Brian Flynn, Dwight King set to be free agents, and Steve Ott joining the coaching staff of the St. Louis Blues, the Canadiens decided to keep a body around. They will also lose one player in the Expansion Draft.

Martinsen is essentially insurance if injuries hit during training camp, or as a 13th forward if the team doesn’t want to have a younger player sit in the press box.

He is only 26 years old, and was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

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