September 3, 2019 | 9:54am ET
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POMINVILLE AN OPTION FOR CANADIENS?

 
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Jason Pominville, winger

 

With training camps around the corner, a number of teams will be contemplating last minute changes before camps get underway.

The Montreal Canadiens made a few moves this off-season, adding free agent defenceman Ben Chiarot, backup goaltender Keith Kinkaid and forward Nick Cousins, but with just over $4 million in salary cap space, Habs GM Marc Bergevin could add another body.

One veteran player the Canadiens are reportedly interested in is 36-year-old winger Jason Pominville.

Though a deal is not close, Pominsville is on Montreal’s radar, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Engels, and the two sides have already had some discussions.

In 1,060 career NHL regular-season games with the Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild, Pominsville has accumulated 293 goals and 434 assists for 727 points. He tallied 16 goals and 15 assists for 31 points in 73 games with the Sabres last season.

The Canadiens continue to be linked to Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent sniper Patrik Laine, though it would take some significant maneuvering and convincing for the Habs to pull off a trade for the young winger or to present him with an offer sheet.