It sounds like Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin finally got that size up front he's been seeking for so long. Bergevin and the Habs have reportedly acquired winger John Scott, recently named to his first All-Star game, and defensive prospect Stefan Elliott as part of a trade with the Arizona Coyotes that will see underused defenseman Jarred Tinordi shipped off to the NHL's desert-dwelling franchise, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman was the first to report that a deal was in the works.

Interestingly, it sounds like Elliott may not be long for Montreal. McKenzie is reporting that the Habs and Bergevin may have flipped him.


UPDATE, 3 p.m.: Francois Gagnon of RDS is reporting - as is McKenzie - that Elliott is to be dealt to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Victor Bartley.


UPDATE #2, 3:25 p.m.: It seems the order of events has been changed or mis-reported. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, it went something like this: the Predators traded Bartley to the Coyotes in exchange for Elliott. The Coyotes then traded Bartley and Scott to the Habs for Tinordi and a minor league player.

So, everyone still gets the same thing - Predators get Elliott, Coyotes get Tinordi and a minor leaguer and the Habs got Scott and Bartley - but the timeline was...backwards?

ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports that the minor leaguer expected to be involved in the deal is Stefan Fournier.