Subban is seeking a long-term deal but the Canadiens must find a way to sign the 23-year-old blueliner and still fit under a salary cap that is expected to drop from $ 70.2 million this season to $ 64.3 million next year. Subban made $ 875,000 (U.S.) last season and is in line for a pay increase.
Also skating were Edmonton’s Dave Gagner, New Jersey’s David Clarkson, Montreal’s Rene Bourque and Canadiens free agent Chris Campoli.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Marlies have recalled forwards Andrew Crescenzi and Jamie Devane as well as goalie Mark Owuya from their respective ECHL teams for Tuesday night’s AHL game in Hamilton. The club also signed defenceman Ryan Grimshaw to a tryout.
One Marlie not expected to play against the Bulldogs is Matt Frattin as he is expected to join the Leafs. Goalie Ben Scrivens also wasn’t expected to play against Hamilton as he will also soon by at the Leafs training camp.