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Lukas Vejdemo signs one-year, two-way contract extension with the Canadiens

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The versatile forward will be in the mix for a spot in training camp.

NHL: MAR 10 Predators at Canadiens Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Lukas Vejdemo to a one-year, two-way contract extension for the 2020-21 season.

The contract will see Vejdemo make $700,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 in the AHL.

The Swedish forward made his NHL debut this season, scoring a goal in the team’s final game before the regular season ended. His goal was his only point in seven NHL games. He had nine goals and 10 assists in 47 AHL games for the Laval Rocket.

There was some doubt whether Vejdemo would be back after he was not on the team’s roster for the Return to Play. Vejdemo’s role in the NHL is as a two-way player likely on a team’s fourth line.

He would be in a battle with Rocket teammates Jake Evans and Alex Belzile who saw themselves play that role in the post-season for the Canadiens. Charles Hudon, who was also in that role is a restricted free agent.

Vejdemo was a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft by the Canadiens.