The Buffalo Sabres released Montreal native J.P Dumont allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.
Dumont who was awarded $2.9 Million through arbitration has expressed interest in playing in Montreal.
Will it happen?
Doubtful. Assuming the Canadiens want to sign Dumont they are dangerously close to the salary cap and don’t have the room without shuffling the deck. Are they willing to do that?
On the other hand, Dumont is a fairly consistant 20 goal scorer, a forward with size and speed and most importantly a Quebec native which would thrill the French media and fans.
But at $2.9 Million, Dumont may be a little over priced.
This is the reality of the salary cap system and the Sabres being punished for their success. After a great season they are forced to choose between who they can afford to sign who they have to let go.
Where will Dumont end up?