Emelin (knee) has been selected by the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

LeBrun's update also states that the Habs did not have to entice the Golden Knights with a draft pick for them to select the hard-hitting Russian defenseman. Emelin has one year remaining on his contract with a cap hit of $4.1 million. He also has a modified 10-team no-trade clause. Don't be the least bit surprised if the Golden Knights move Emelin to another club in the coming days. He's never reached the 20-point mark in his NHL career, and his defensive play has become increasingly erratic. It's hard to imagine all that many teams being interested in Emelin at that price tag, but the majority of the league is on the lookout for NHL-caliber defensemen.

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