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Tough week: Budaj shows stitches from AHL game


It probably isn’t an exaggeration to say that Peter Budaj’s having a lousy week.

1. The Montreal Canadiens traded him to the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

2. The Jets waived him one day later.

3. Despite 296 games of regular season experience,* no one bit on grabbing Budaj.

4. Now playing for for the St. John’s IceCaps, the 32-year-old ended up with this wound:

At least there are some bright sides. He seems to be OK and is still making $1.4 million despite the demotion. Still, this probably isn’t how the experienced backup expected the first week of his 2014-15 campaign to go.

* - Granted, his experience screams “replacement level,” but still ...

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