MONTREAL -- Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced Friday that forward Glen Metropolit was claimed off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.
“I indicated Thursday that one of the needs we had identified for our team was to acquire a centerman to add depth in the middle and complete our group of centermen consisting of Saku Koivu, Tomas Plekanec
, Maxim Lapierre and Kyle Chipchura. The opportunity presented itself over the last few hours when the Flyers placed Glen Metropolit on waivers. Glen is a seasoned veteran who played very well against us in last year’s playoffs against the Bruins. We are very pleased to have him on our roster,” indicated General Manager Bob Gainey.
Metropolit, 34, amassed 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) and served 15 penalty minutes in 55 games with the Philadelphia Flyers this season. Since 1999-2000, Metropolit registered 127 points (39 goals, 88 assists) with a plus-13 rating and 111 penalty minutes in 317 career regular-season games in the NHL with Washington, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia. In 2005-06, the centerman was the National Swiss League’s top scorer with 63 points (24 goals, 39 assists) in 44 games with the HC Lugano. Read also:Habs acquire Doug Janik in exchange for Steve Bégin Habs Notebook: Feb. 26, 2009 Trade Autopsy: Guy Carbonneau