Restricted free-agent Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban
Not exactly a St. Jean Baptiste holiday for Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, whose work is turned up a notch today with a 5 pm ET deadline for extending qualifying offers to the team’s group of restricted free agents.
Bergevin told reporters at the weekend draft in Pittsburgh that he hoped to sign all of his RFAs this coming week, admittedly a tall order, thus clearing his plate for work on the UFA market which opens next Canada Day Sunday. You’ll remember that Bergevin last week elected to take goalie Carey Price to salary arbitration, thus heading off an offer-sheet ambush by any other club.
Here’s a look at the Canadiens contract situation, at capgeek.com.
We’ll keep you posted throughout the day with news, as it develops, from the Habs front office.
And watch this space for news, schedule of events, etc., on the highly anticipated development camp in Brossard this coming Thursday through Saturday, featuring the prospects drafted by the Canadiens over the weekend. The club is expected to announce details of the camp on Tuesday.