Protected list Pacioretty and Galchenyuk safe, Plekanec available

The National Hockey League released the protected lists for the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft and the Canadiens elected to protect seven forwards, three defencemen and one goalie.

Forwards protected were Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher, Paul Byron, Phillip Danault and Andrew Shaw. Artturi Lehkonen didn’t have to be protected as a first-year player. Daniel Carr, Jacob De La Rose, Brian Flynn, Torrey Mitchell and Charles Hudon are among the forwards who are available.

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