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Michael Frolik

Following the news that the Montreal Canadiens have now officially bought out right winger Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau after he was put on waivers yesterday and he was subsequently not claimed by any of the remaining 29 teams. The move freed up $3 million for next season as Parenteau was supposed to make $4 million in the last year of his contract. Now the team will carry a $1.33 million cap hit for the next two seasons instead, saving $2.66 million in 2015-16.

From Sportsnet.ca:

“I did not see this coming,” Parenteau told La Presse’s Richard Labbé. “I found the news out from my agent [Allan Walsh, Octagon Hockey] on Saturday night. I didn’t speak with anyone within the Canadiens organization, and Marc Bergevin never intimated to me that this would be a possibility when we spoke at the end of the season.”

Allan Walsh is also the agent of impending UFA Michael Frolik, who potted 19 goals and 23 helpers for 42 points in 82 contests with the Winnipeg Jets.  Frolik won a Stanley Cup in 2012-13 with the Chicago Blackhawks prior to signing to being traded to Winnipeg on June 30th 2013. Last summer, Frolik, a native of Kladno, re-signed a one-year deal worth $3 million with the Jets.

Now according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, Frolik has put the Canadiens at the top of his list of teams where he would like to play next season. As some of you know, The 27-year-old Frolik trains in Montreal in the summer  with a couple of other Czech players, including Tomas Plekanec.

Even though Frolik wants to play for the Habs, it doesn’t mean that Marc Bergevin and Michel Therrien are interested in his services come July 1st. While Frolik two-way player who can play in the top-nine and kill penalties, he is expected to ask more than the $3 million he made last season with Winnipeg.

 

Do you think the Habs should sign Michael Frolik as a UFA on July 1st?

Stay tuned and follow me on Twitter to see what happens in the latest episode of the Frolik saga!

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