While the Sunday of a long weekend typically doesn’t yield much in the way of news surrounding the Habs, there have been a couple of developments today.
First, as expected, the Canadiens announced that Lukas Vejdemo has been loaned to Sodertalje of HockeyAllsvenskan, the second division in Sweden. If you’re wondering why he wound up there and not the SHL, the SHL isn’t taking players on loan from NHL teams so for him to play while being close to home, this was his best option. He needed an NHL contract before it could happen so when that was completed back on Friday, it was only a matter of time before it happened. Vejdemo will be recalled in time for training camp. He’s waiver-eligible now and considering Montreal’s team release specified that he’d be back for both their camp and Laval’s, they’re quite confident that he’ll pass through unclaimed. HC Vita Hasten was the other Allsvenskan team that was believed to be interested in his services.
Also, Sean Burke is on the radar for Arizona’s GM vacancy, reports Craig Morgan of AZ Coyotes Insider. He was a candidate for Florida’s position which ultimately went to Bill Zito, formerly of Columbus. Burke is no stranger to the organization, having spent a dozen years there in a variety of roles ranging from a player to assistant GM. Burke has been with the Habs as a Western scout for the past four years while also heading up some of Canada’s teams into international events including the 2018 Olympics and World Championships plus multiple Spengler Cups.