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You tend to read a story like this, reported by the Canadian Press's Stephen Whyno, and you just hope for the best:
Patrice Brisebois is leaving the Montreal Canadiens for personal reasons, a source tells The Canadian Press.
Brisebois, who has served as director of player development for the past two years, told general manager Marc Bergevin of his intentions earlier this week, the source said.
The 43-year-old Montreal native played 16 of his 18 NHL seasons for the Habs. Between Montreal and the Colorado Avalanche he played 1,009 career games.
A team losing its director of player development is a big deal, and this will present a challenge and a half for Bergevin and his management group, but you've got to let folks deal with their personal lives first and foremost...
from Dave Stubbs of Habs Inside/Out,
NHL veteran Patrice Brisebois, twice a member of the Canadiens, will bring his 18-year NHL career to a close when he announces his retirement tonight at the Bell Centre.
via Stephanie Myles of the Montreal Gazette,
At this point, there are no offers.
“I’m not waiting,” Brisebois said. “I don’t absolutely have to play hockey. It’s no longer about that. But I continue to train, and if a team says, ‘We want to give you another chance,’ I’d love to have another season.”
The last time Brisebois talked to Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey was just prior to the opening of the free-agent signing period. Nothing since then.
“It’s not that it’s over (with the Canadiens), but there’s a good chance it is,” Brisebois said. “With the recent signings, there’s not much room on defence, so you just turn the page. It’s not personal. I have so much respect for Bob, all he did for me, he brought me back here and gave me another chance.
“Hockey is business, and I think I did a good job,” he added. “The rest, it’s not me that decides.”
The Chicago Blackhawks today announced the team has acquired a second round draft choice in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft from the Montreal Canadiens (via the Toronto Maple Leafs) in exchange for center Robert Lang.
“Robert is a quality guy and we appreciate that he gave us everything that he had but this move gives one of our great young players an opportunity to step up,” Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon said. “We are excited about adding a second round draft pick in 2010 as we continue with our philosophy of building from within.”
Update 6:05pm ET (alanah): From the Habs—
Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today the acquisition of forward Robert Lang from the Chicago Blackhawks, in return for a second-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (acquired from Toronto along with Greg Pateryn, in return for Mikhaïl Grabovski, July 3, 2008).
The Canadiens also re-signed Patrice Brisebois today for one more year.
From the CP via TSN,
Veteran defenceman Patrice Brisebois is expected to return to the Montreal Canadiens lineup after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury.
Mark Streit will play forward against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night to make room for Brisebois on defence.
“I practised so hard the last two weeks in the gym and on the ice, so it’s fun to be back,” said Brisebois, who has one goal and six assists in 26 games this season. “I’ll just try to make the easy plays, take short shifts and try to be in the right position.”
via the Tennessean,
Predators center Scott Nichol is scheduled to talk with NHL officials here this afternoon and could face a suspension for the double-minor, high-sticking penalty he picked up in Montreal on Saturday.
Nichol was given the four-minute penalty late in the second period of the Predators’ 5-4 shootout victory, after officials whistled him for what appeared to be a crosscheck to the chin of Montreal defenseman Patrice Brisebois.
From Pat Hickey at CanWest (tomorrow’s Montreal Gazette),
Two weeks ago, Patrice Brisebois wasn’t able to skate.
A week ago, he stepped gingerly on the ice and hoped he wouldn’t feel a pull in his groin.
Tonight [Wednesday], the 36-year-old will be one of the Montreal Canadiens’ top four defencemen when they play their NHL season opener against the Carolina Hurricanes.