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Report: Flames, Panthers, Blues interested in Chiarot

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Ben Chiarot appears to be drawing significant interest in the trade market.

The Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, and St. Louis Blues are among the teams that have looked into adding the blue-liner, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman wrote in Tuesday's edition of "32 Thoughts."

The 30-year-old is set to become a free agent at the conclusion of the season. He carries a $3.5-million cap hit.

Chiarot was a revelation for the Canadiens during their trip to the Stanley Cup Final last season. The bruising defender averaged 25:15 of ice time per game while laying 88 hits and blocking 48 shots across 22 contests.

Chiarot has five goals and three assists in 38 games with Montreal this season.

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