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Karl Alzner signs with Habs

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The former Washington defenseman heads up north on Canada Day!

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After losing Alexei Emelin to the expansion draft, the Montreal Canadiens have replaced his blue line presence with former Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner.

The term appears to be expensive, with a total salary over $23 million, but getting a top four defenseman was a need for Marc Bergevin’s team.