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Montreal Canadiens sign Corey Perry to a one-year deal

Canadiens continue to add to their depth with the addition of the veteran forward.

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens announced the signing of veteran forward Corey Perry to a one-year contract on Monday.

The contract is for $750,000, which is the same deal that the Canadiens gave to Michael Frolik last week.

Perry had five goals and 16 assists in 57 games with the Dallas Stars last season. He added five goals and four assists in 27 playoff games as the Stars made it to the Stanley Cup final. He has 377 goals and 420 assists in 1045 NHL games over 15 seasons.

The addition of Perry will provide more bottom-six flexibility for Claude Julien as the compressed schedule will demand more from players, and every game being important will ensure that young players are not made to shoulder the burden, and also allows Bergevin some leeway for trying to prepare a trade. Currently the Canadiens are at 48 contracts on a limit of 50, and are high against the cap ceiling of $81.5M.

At the cap hit he signed for, it is yet another no-risk move by Bergevin as the Canadiens continue to make moves to solidify themselves as a playoff team.