Insider Trading: Bergevin willing to talk trade on forwards

The Montreal Canadiens have let it be known they’re willing to discuss potential trade scenarios involving a forward.

Bob McKenzie passed along the tidbit of information during Thursday’s edition of TSN’s Insider Trading.

“Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has let his 31 general manager colleagues know that he is available for business in terms of potentially trading a forward,” indicated McKenzie. “Now, on any given night, Nikita Scherbak and Tomas Plekanec have been healthy scratches sitting in the press box. And with Nic Deslauriers soon expected to come back off injury, as well as Jacob De La Rose, the Canadiens could have 16 healthy forwards.

“Somebody could go down on waivers, but they may also lose somebody for nothing. So Marc Bergevin being a little bit preemptive here in saying, ‘Hey, if you want to talk about one of my forwards, give me a call.’”

The Canadiens have opened the season with a 1-0-1 mark.