Maybe Habs are trying to compete with Leafs? Marlies team salary is over $15MSending Kinkaid down to Laval was a matter of time. It's like Babcock's firing in Toronto, everyone knew the guillotine was going to fall, just not when.
We now have approximately $13M in salary playing in the minors. Well done, The Charlatan.
Politically correct answer, supposedly his team is playing mind games with him over not signing a new contract. I am sure Romanov doesn't want to make things worse by committing to the Habs right now.
His contract is done at the end of this season. He's definitely staying there until the end of the current season. But Russia isn't North america, where you are left in peace if you don't want to resign with your current club.Not only that, if he wanted to come over, he'd have to buy himself out of his contract. I don't know how it works, but I don't think NHL teams can buy out their Russian prospects out of their deals.