Louis Leblanc has been traded by the somewhere north of Montreal Armada but, the deal doesn’t mean a lot if he recovers from his off-season shoulder surgery.
Leblanc is ticketed to play for the Canadiens’ farm team. the Hamilton Bulldogs, but he could also play as an overage junior and the Shawinigan Cataractes are gambling that (a) he doesn’t make it in Hamilton or (b) his recovery is delayed and the Canadiens won’t want to drop him into the AHL in the middle of the season.
The Armada is gambling that Leblanc won’t be back in junior. They pick up Cole Hawes from Shawinigan and will also receive draft choices if Leblanc winds up in junipor.