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Jay Leach claimed off waivers

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL --Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced Friday  that defenseman Jay Leach was claimed off re-entry waivers from the New Jersey Devils.

Leach, 30, has amassed 3 points (3 assists) and served 10 penalty minutes in 12 games with the AHL Lowell Devils this season. Since 2005-06, the Syracuse, New York native registered 1 point (1 assist) with an even +/- rating and 28 penalty minutes in 28 career regular-season games in the NHL, with Boston, Tampa Bay, and New Jersey. Leach played in 24 games with the Devils in 2008-09.

The 6’05’’, 225 lbs defenseman who shoots left was the Phoenix Coyotes fifth round pick (115th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He totalled 480 penalty minutes in 353 regular season games in the AHL.

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