Habs trade Halak to the Blues

The Montreal Canadiens have traded goaltender Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues for a pair of prospects.

The Canadiens received forwards Ian Schultz and Lars Eller.

The 21-year old Eller scored two goals in seven games with the Blues last season, and scored 18 goals in 70 games for the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen.

The 20-year old Schultz played 70 games for the Calgary Hitmen last year, scoring 24 goals with 31 assists.

Speculation swirled after the Canadiens were eliminated in the Eastern Conference final that either Halak or Carey Price would be traded.

Halak had a spectacular playoff run, leading Montreal to upset wins over the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Both Halak , 25, and Price , 22, expressed a certain degree of unease with the idea of repeating a similar situation next year where both are battling for the same net.