The Canadian completed a minor trade with the Buffalo Sabers on Thursday. Swedish striker Filip Cederqvist, acquired in return for subsequent compensation, will join the Laval Rocket directly.

Drafted in the fifth round by the Sabers in 2019, Cederqvist made his debut in North America last season with the Rochester Americans in the American League. He then obtained 20 points in 55 games. Since the start of this campaign, he has been limited to 4 points in 19 games.

We deduce that the 23-year-old skater had reached the end of the road in the Sabers organization, who sent him to the Habs without getting anything in return. His NHL entry contract will end next summer. He will then become a restricted free agent.

In Laval, he will give some breathing room to the team of head coach Jean-François Houle, who deplores numerous absences in attack. Sean Farrell, Gabriel Bourque and Nathan Légaré are out with long-term injuries. Emil Heineman and Mitchell Stephens, for their part, are still with the Canadian in Montreal.