Canadiens not looking to trade Alex Galchenyuk

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On Saturday’s Headlines segment, Elliotte Friedman reported that NHL teams have been inquiring with the Montreal Canadiens about the availability of Alex Galchenyuk.

Teams took a shot at making a move for the forward who has averaged 15:06 of ice time a game this season. However, according to Friedman, the Canadiens aren’t interested in moving the 21-year-old.

“A couple teams reached out to the Canadiens to see if he would be available after everything that happened in the past week and the word was no, he was not,” Friedman said.

Galchenyuk was involved in an incident last week in which his girlfriend, Chanel Leszczynski, was arrested for domestic violence.

The Canadiens have been in a free fall with their offence struggling to produce. Amid pressure from fans and some media to make a change behind the bench, Habs GM Marc Bergevin addressed the situation and defended his coach, saying the responsibility fell to him and the players.

Galchenyuk has 10 goals and 27 points in 47 games this season. He was the third overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.