The native of Hull, Quebec, who signed with the Avs this past summer, is being scratched from the Avalanche lineup in their game tonight against the Dallas Stars, prompting speculation that a deal is on the horizon.
According to sources, TFP has learned that the Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings are among the teams interested in Parenteau.
The Canadiens and Avs have been engaged in trade talks in the past, and one league source told TFP the Habs recently initiated talks on Parenteau.
In 277 career NHL regular-season games with the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders and Avalanche, Parenteau has accumulated 68 goals and 130 assists for 198 points, to date.
He was originally drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the ninth-round (264th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.