The Canadiens enter Wednesday in a four-way tie for last in the Eastern Conference, which could make them more likely to hold their most valuable trading assets to the deadline in order to maximize their respective value.
Defensemen Chris Campoli and Yannick Weber, and forwards Mathieu Darche and Travis Moen, also all be dealt in the coming weeks, along with Gill and Kostitsyn.
Gauthier would love to pull the trigger on another significant trade, having already shipped out winger Michael Cammalleri, but it's believed upper management and ownership will have to sign off on any major move he tries to make.
The Habs have expressed interest in the likes of Nashville's Ryan Suter, Anaheim's Bobby Ryan and Columbus' Derick Brassard, though such a trade might not be in the cards this season.
According to a source familiar with the situation, Brassard remains high on Montreal's radar.
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