The Montreal Canadiens have pulled off a minor deal, bringing in George Parros, in exchange for Phillipe Lefebvre and a 7th round pick.
Parros has made a name for himself around the NHL as one of the toughest fighters in the league. Parros dropped the gloves nine times in the lockout shortened season, piling up 57 minutes in penalties in 39 games. He comes with a 937,500 cap hit for one more season before it expires.
Parros will be used sparingly as a fourth line winger, who will take some of the pressure off Brandon Prust when it comes to being a fighter. After adding one of the best enforcers in the league, Prust will not be forced to fight as often as he did last season, and can focus on being an effective, tough, gritty winger.
Parros was a downright scary, -15 last season, but playing with the Florida Panthers did not help matters. He is here to suit up when some intimidation may be necessary, such as is often the case when playing division rivals from Ottawa, Toronto or especially Boston.
Lefebvre was an undrafted free agent coming out of Junior and signed a deal with the Montreal Canadiens in 2010. He split last season between the AHL and ECHL, never cracking the Canadiens lineup.
Parros won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.