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MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have placed defenseman Karl Alzner on waivers.
The 30-year-old has an assist in eight games this season.
He had a goal and 11 points in 82 games with Montreal last season after signing a five-year, $23.125 million deal in the 2017 offseason.
The move comes as top defenseman Shea Weber nears his return from offseason knee surgery.
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Alzner was the fifth overall pick of the Washington Capitals in the 2007 draft.
The 11-year veteran has 20 goals and 110 assists in 681 regular-season games.
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