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Habs give d-man Bouillon one-year extension

Mar 20, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed veteran defenseman Francis Bouillon to a one-year contract extension, the club announced today.

Bouillon has one goal and six assists in 29 games, averaging 17:58 of ice time. The 37-year-old ranks fifth on the Habs with 31 blocked shots and is tied for third in hits, with 51.

The deal is reportedly worth $1.5 million, the same salary he’s making on his current contract.

  1. gino97 - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    They like the way he has been flopping and diving this year so they decided to extend him.

    • habsman - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:04 PM

      How is Boychuck? Have they removed the bullett?

  2. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    This is a smart move by manaement. This is a sign management is thinking and planning about how their young d men in the farm system wil be integrated into the NHL clud. This veteran D man will help the younger d men when they get promoted. I mean he’s not the greatest, but offers steady play game in and game out.

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