By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Montreal Canadiens have released defenseman Karl Alzner on Saturday. This was a corresponding move to open a roster spot following Saturday’s trade.
The Canadiens acquired forward Dale Weise and defenseman Christian Folin on Saturday morning. In exchange, the Philadelphia Flyers added defenseman David Schlemko and center Byron Froese in the deal.
The 30-year-old Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada native last played for the Canadiens on Jan. 10 against the St. Louis Blues. He had a -1 +/- in the game.
He last registered a point on Nov. 24 against the Boston Bruins. He had an assist in the loss.
Alzner spent the last year and a half with the Canadiens. He spent the entire season with the team last year.
In nine games this season, he had one assist for one point. He also had a 1 +/- and 2 PIM.
Last season, during his first season in Montreal, he had one goal and 11 assists for 12 points. He also had a -7 +/- and 40 PIM.
His lone goal came on an even-strength goal.
Prior to playing for the Canadiens, he spent nine seasons with the Washington Capitals. He appeared in 591 games with the Capitals, where he had 19 goals and 98 assists for 117 points. He also had 61 +/- and 177 PIM.
In 91 games with the Canadiens, he had one goal and 12 assists for 13 points. He also had -6 +/- and 2 PIM.