Brandon Prust Welcomes Addition of George Parros

| David M Singer

Prust happy for help from heavyweight Parros as Canadiens add size and grit

Life should be a little easier for Brandon Prust this season with enforcer George Parros in the Montreal Canadiens lineup.

The stocky Prust did much of the fighting for the undersized team last season, but at least some of that work will now go to the six-foot-five Parros, who signed with the Canadiens as a free agent for one year at $937,500.

Beefing up was one of general manager Marc Bergevin’s off-season goals.

“It’s always good to have a few guys like that,” Prust said Thursday. “It takes the stress away a bit.

“Some nights, the other lineup might have three or four guys and now we can match them pretty good.”