The Canadiens signed Philip Danault to a two-year deal worth $1.82 million (912K AAV).
Danault, 23, is a former first round pick (26th overall in 2011), who was traded to the Canadiens last year. He spent the first 30 games of the year wit the Blackhawks, where he had five points (1G / 4A) and added another five points (3G / 2A) in 21 games following the trade. He should find himself on the Habs’ third line in 2016-17.
The Blackhawks have sent Phillip Danault back to Rockford (AHL).
Danault, 21, failed to register a point in either of his first two NHL games. His return to the AHL means that Andrew Shaw must be ready to go on Wednesday in Colorado. Danault has 10 points (3G / 7A) in 14 games with Rockford.