MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens
General Manager Bob Gainey announced today that the Club will not exercise the 2005-06 team option on the contracts of defenceman Patrice Brisebois
and forward Gavin Morgan
Brisebois, 34, played for 14 seasons in the Canadiensí uniform. He played in 791 regular season games thus far in the NHL, and registered 342 points (79 goals, 263 assists). He also recorded 25 points in 78 playoff games (8 goals, 17 assists). Brisebois, a Montreal native, was the Canadiensí 2nd round pick, 30th overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He was a member of the 1993 Canadiens Stanley Cup Champions.
, a native of Scarborough, Ontario, played in 76 games with the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs in 2004-05. He registered 33 points (10 goals, 23 assists) and 147 penalty minutes. Morgan signed a 2-year contract as a free agent with the Canadiens on July 23, 2004. The 2005-06 season was at the Clubís option.