Alexei Emelin has reason to celebrate tonight.
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The Canadiens have signed defenceman Alexei Emelin, a restricted free agent, to a two-year, $4-million contract.
Next up might be fellow RFA defenceman Rafael Diaz. Agent Don Meehan, who reps both players, told HIO on Friday that he was “actively negotiating” with the Habs for contracts for Emelin and Diaz. I’d expect news on the latter probably sooner than later.