Veteran forward to report to AHL Laval; Christian Folin joining Montreal lineup
The Canadiens on Saturday announced they have re-acquired forward Dale Weise in a four-player trade with the Flyers. He will report to the AHL's Laval Rocket while defenceman Christian Folin will join Montreal. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/File) comments
The Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Dale Weise and defenceman Christian Folin from the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday in exchange for David Schlemko and Byron Froese.
Weise, a former Canadien, has played 42 games this season with five goals and 11 points. The 30-year-old had 59 points in 152 contests with Montreal from 2013-2016.
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Weise, who will report to Montreal's American League affiliate in Laval, Que., has 54 goals and 66 assists in 481 career NHL regular-season games since his debut in 2010-11. The Winnipeg native has also played for New York (Rangers), Vancouver and Chicago.
Folin, a 27-year-old from Sweden, has played in 26 games with Philadelphia this season, recording two assists, and will immediately join the Canadiens lineup. The defenceman is averaging 15:33 of ice time per game.
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Folin has 38 points (seven goals, 31 assists) and 96 penalty minutes in 209 career NHL regular-season games with Minnesota, Los Angeles and Philadelphia since his debut in 2013-14.
Schlemko, who was acquired in a trade with Vegas in June 2017, recorded two assists in 18 games with the Canadiens in 2018-19.
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Froese signed as a free agent with Montreal in July 2017. He was leading the AHL's Rocket with 14 goals.
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Also Saturday, the Canadiens announced they had placed defenceman Karl Alzner on waivers.