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February 27, 2017 | 7:48pm ET
Habs continue to work the phones

Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin pulled off one trade on Monday to bolster his blueline, bringing in veteran defenseman Jordie Benn from the Dallas Stars.

Bergevin and his staff hope that isn't their only move ahead of Wednesday's 3pm ET trade deadline, as the Canadiens are looking to acquire a top-six forward.

The Canadiens were in on the Martin Hanzal sweepstakes, but were not willing to pay the high price the Minnesota Wild gave up -- a first-round pick, a second-round pick and potentially another second-round pick.

The Habs also expressed interest in Alexandre Burrows, who was traded to the Ottawa Senators today, but did not want to extend his contract, and they fell short on Brian Boyle, whom the Tampa Bay Lightning dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs this afternoon.

Bergevin is still believed to be exploring the prices on Detroit Red Wings left wing Thomas Vanek, among others, though the talent pool drops off after that in terms of available rental players.

The Habs have also been linked to Colorado Avalanche forwards Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog, as well as Edmonton Oilers winger Jordan Eberle.


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