Bouillon returns to Montreal.

TSN reports former Nashville Predators defenseman Francis Bouillon is returning to the Montreal Canadiens, inking a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Bouillon began his NHL career with the Canadiens, playing nearly nine seasons with them.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s believed Habs coach Michel Therrien, who previously coached Bouillon in Montreal, was instrumental in bringing him back.