Cammalleri pulled from Canadiens-Bruins game, trade coming?

TSN and The NHL Network are reporting the Montreal Canadiens have pulled LW Mike Cammalleri from tonight’s Canadiens-Boston Bruins game, sent him to the team hotel to await instructions, as he’s apparently been traded. More to follow…

**UPDATE** Sportsnet reporting he’s been dealt to the Calgary Flames. More to follow…

Reports indicated winger Rene Bourque is headed to Montreal, possibly picks and prospects part of the deal too.

Goalie Karri Ramo and a fifth round pick in 2012 are also headed to Calgary, while prospect forward Patrick Holland and a second round pick in 2013 are headed to Montreal.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Bad trade by the Canadiens, a pure panic move based on his comments about the team’s losing atmosphere a day ago. Rene Bourque is a worse player than Cammalleri. The only good thing about this move for Montreal is it cuts payroll over the next couple of seasons by $3 million per season.  As for the Flames, it’s a gamble as they’re taking on salary, but Cammalleri had good chemistry with the Flames four years ago, and if he regains his scoring touch there, it could be the move that puts them into the playoffs.