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Canadiens send G Allen to Devils


The Montreal Canadiens have traded Jake Allen to the New Jersey Devils for a 2025 conditional third-round pick, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. 

LeBrun says the pick can become a second-round selection if Allen plays 40 games in New Jersey next season and if the Devils make the playoffs. 

TSN Hockey Insider Chris Johnston says the Canadiens are retaining 50 per cent of Allen's cap hit. 

The 33-year-old goaltender has an .892 save percentage and a 3.65 goals-against average in 21 games this season.

Allen signed a two-year, $7.7 million contract extension with the Canadiens ahead of the 2022-23 season with a cap hit of $3.85 million. He is slated to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2024-25 season. 

Allen was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 2008 draft and spent seven seasons there before he was dealt to the Canadiens ahead of the 2020-21 season. 

In 416 career NHL games, the Fredericton, N.B. native has a .908 save percentage and a GAA of 2.75. Allen won the 2019 Stanley Cup with the Blues.