Canadiens reject Bourque-Parenteau trade with Avalanche

The Montreal Canadiens rejected a trade offer from the Colorado Avalanche that involved Rene...

The Montreal Canadiens rejected a trade offer from the Colorado Avalanche that involved Rene Bourque (left) and P.A. Parenteau. (USA Today)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:28 PM ET

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin turned down a trade offer from the Colorado Avalanche that would have seen forwards Rene Bourque and P.A. Parenteau exchange sweaters, QMI Agency has learned.

Negotiations between the teams, however, are ongoing.

Avs right wing Parenteau, 30, and Habs left wing Bourque, 32, are under contract through the 2015-16 season.

Parenteau comes with a salary cap hit of $4 million compared to Bourque’s $3.3 million.

Parenteau has nine goals and 17 assists in 41 games this season. Bourque has seven goals and one assist in 39 games.


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