…and get forwards Fredrik Sjostrom and Josh Gratton, and goaltender David Leneveu in return.
The big one here in my book is the loss of Montoya, but hardly a surprise.
Some stats: Sjostrom has 10 goals and nine assists in 51 games this season, although he did have a hat trick in October against Nashville. Gratton has played in one game in the NHL this season, and LeNeveu hasn’t played there at all in 2007-08. He did go to Cornell, however, so he and Hugh Jessiman can relive Ivy League memories together.
I would assume LeNeveu is going directly to Hartford. Gratton, who has a reputation as a fighter, might stick around depending on Colton Orr’s injury, but I would assume he’s headed there as well.
I don’t know where Sjostrom fits in, although he’ll certainly be in the NHL. The question is if he can fulfill a checking role, because then he becomes more useful.
I’ll have more later. Rumor has it we’re going to talk to Glen Sather in the next couple of hours.
More as I go…