CANADIENS OFFER GOALTENDER HALAK TO FLYERS
Montreal Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak wants to play more and it appears that general manager Bob Gainey is willing to accomodate him if the right offer comes along.
According to the sports media website ruefrontenac.com, Gainey offered the services of Halak to the Philadelphia Flyers, who lost starting goaltender Ray Emery for at least a month after he underwent successful surgery to correct an abdominal tear last week.
When asked whether he had formally requested a trade, Halak was non-committal.
“Maybe I did, maybe I didn’t. It’s between me and my agent so I’m not going to say yes or no. I have no comment on this,” said Halak on Tuesday.
“I’m a young goalie, and Carey (Price) is a young goalie, so I’m pretty sure we both want to play. At the same time, I’m a team guy, and even if I don’t play I just want to win, and get the two points. I want everybody to do good,” added Halak.
Gainey told ruefrontenac.com writer Bertrand Raymond that he called the Flyers and told them he might have a goaltender available but the Flyers did not propose a deal.