Mitch Melnick reached Josh Gorges at his off-season home in Kelowna Monday afternoon.
The defenceman sounds upbeat – his knee feels “fantastic” – and not at all bitter about his contract negotiations.
Gorges said he would have preferred longer term.
But, he added, the team had to make a business calculation based on assessing how well Gorges has recovered from knee surgery that restricted him to 36 games last season.
Gorges was also pleased the Canadiens re-signed his defence partner, Hal Gill.
And this, from the team website