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Canadiens sign blue-liner Christian Folin to one-year deal

Canadiens sign blue-liner Christian Folin to one-year deal
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Folin, 28, played 45 games in 2018-19 with the Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers, recording six assists, 27 penalty minutes, 78 hits and a plus-6 rating. The 6-foot-3, 204-pounder averaged 15:40 of ice time per game.

In 228 career NHL regular season games with Montreal, Minnesota, Los Angeles and Philadelphia since his debut in 2013-14, Folin has 42 points (seven goals) and 107 penalty minutes.

Montreal Canadiens’ Christian Folin during third period against the Detroit Red Wings in Montreal on March 12, 2019. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Folin was acquired from the Flyers on Feb. 9 along with forward Dale Weise in exchange for defenceman David Schlemko and forward Byron Froese, who were both playing with the AHL’s Laval Rocket.
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