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Montreal Canadiens sign Michael Frolik to one-year contract

The veteran will have a cap hit of $750,000.

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Michael Frolik to a one-year contract.

The contract is for $750,000, which is close to the league minimum. The 32-year-old spent last season with the Buffalo Sabres and the Calgary Flames where he scored six goals and added eight assists in 57 games. He has played 850 career NHL games, with 159 goals and 384 assists.

He adds yet more depth to the forward core of the Canadiens, and at a small cap hit provides them with more flexibility on their roster, especially when looking at the fourth line and additional forwards.

Frolik will make less money than Jordan Weal and Ryan Poehling which may come into play when the team is looking at their depth options versus the taxi squad. The Canadiens are projected to be very close to the cap should they carry a full roster so this signing provides them with different options.