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Canadiens sign Joseph Blandisi to one-year, two-way contract extension

The forward was acquired last season.

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The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they signed forward Joseph Blandisi to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season.

Blandisi will make $700,000 in the NHL or $350,000 if sent to the Laval Rocket. He will require waivers to be sent down.

The Canadiens acquired the 26-year-old last season with Jake Lucchini in a deal that sent Riley Barber and Phil Varone to Pittsburgh. Blandisi spent the rest of the season with the Rocket, where he had a goal and three assists in four games. He suffered an injury in his first game with the team that limited his playing time.

Blandisi was not named to the Canadiens Return to Play roster, which left his future in doubt. He was set to be a restricted free agent on October 9.

The forward has NHL experience, 10 goals and 21 assists in 101 career games. In 2019-20, he played 21 games for the NHL Penguins, scoring two goals and adding three assists. He also had six goals and eight assists in 26 games for their AHL team in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.