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Habs lock down Tinordi with one-year, two-way contract

Columbus Blue Jackets v Montreal Canadiens

Columbus Blue Jackets v Montreal Canadiens

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The Montreal Canadiens signed defenseman Jarred Tinordi to a one-year, two-way contract on Wednesday. The financial terms have not been disclosed.

At this point, the Habs only have one pressing concern remaining: re-signing RFA Alex Galchenyuk. Naturally, much like the New York Rangers with Derek Stepan, getting Galchenyuk under contract will be more challenging than signing the likes of Tinordi and Michael Bournival.

Tinordi, 23, managed to play in 13 regular season games last season, generating two assists. He didn’t receive any reps in the playoffs, but he does have some postseason experience, as he played in five playoff games in 2013.

It’s likely that the young blueliner - drafted 22nd overall in 2010 - will need to battle for playing time. It won’t be easy, yet he has at least one ace up his sleeve: