Monday, September 21, 2009

Predators Allegedly Ready to Sign Francis Bouillon

A report from Richard Labbe of LaPresse has news that the Predators will have veteran defenseman Francis Bouillon in for physicals and a subsequent signing.

Here is a Google Translation of the complete story. Thanks to Kukla's and Michelle Kenneth for Tweeting the news.

Finally, Francis Bouillon will continue his career in the uniform of the Nashville Predators. The Press has learned that the defender of 33 years said yes to an offer of Predators to a season.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Bouillon had accepted a deal that would bring in less than one million dollars for the season.

Although the supply of predators is significantly less than the salary he touched last season ($ 1.8 million) with the Canadiens, Bouillon had received assurances can be the fourth defender on the team. In the end, is what led him to accept the proposal of Nashville.

The Predators are expected to announce the hiring tomorrow when Bouillon will undergo medical examinations in Nashville.

In recent days, the veteran defender had received calls from the Boston Bruins, the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks. The latter has in fact submitted a bid of $ 600 000 for a season last week, but the defender had refused.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

Some of you may recall that Bouillon played four games with the Preds in 2002-03. Here is proof of his Nashville experience submitted by our friend, Amy Dawson AKA @amypredsfan. This is a cell picture from the day.