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Sharks claim defenceman Jay Leach off waivers from Canadiens

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks have claimed defenceman Jay Leach off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.

General manager Doug Wilson says the move Tuesday will add depth to San Jose’s defence. Leach has played in seven games with Montreal this season, posting five penalty minutes and an even rating.

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In 35 career NHL games with Montreal, New Jersey, Tampa Bay and Boston, Leach has one assist and 33 penalty minutes.