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Report: Stars, Red Wings among teams to inquire about Habs' Petry

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The Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings are among a handful of teams who have inquired about the availability of Montreal Canadiens blue-liner Jeff Petry, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reported on Friday's edition of "Insider Trading."

"(The) Dallas Stars are a team that has some interest in Jeff Petry, especially if they can't re-sign pending UFA John Klingberg," LeBrun said. "I can tell you right now there have been not been any talks with Klingberg of late. It looks like he's headed to the UFA market."

LeBrun continued: "I'm told Detroit is also a possible destination. Five or six teams have talked to Montreal recently about him."

Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes said he was open to trading Petry shortly after he took over the job in January, but he insisted the player didn't request to be shipped out of Montreal.

Hughes traded captain Shea Weber - who is bound to long-term injured reserve for the remainder of his contract - to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday. He's expected to be one of the league's busiest executives this offseason with 14 draft picks at his disposal and a desire to kick-start Montreal's rebuild.

Petry, 34, joined the Canadiens during the 2014-15 season. He's registered 248 points in 508 games with the club, including 27 in 68 appearances in 2021-22.

The Michigan native has three seasons remaining on his contract at a cap hit of $6.25 million.

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