Canadiens Sign Halak 2-year Deal

Source: Sportsnet.ca | Jul 8th 2008, 3:53pm EDT

Jaroslav Halak will earn $750,000 this season and $800,000 in 2009-10 for a total of $1.55 million. Halak is 23 and went 2-1-1 in six games for the Canadiens last season.

He's the likely backup for Montreal, however at his age they may want him to play more in Hamilton (AHL) and have Marc Denis as the official Canadiens backup goalie.