From TSN : (link courtesy Jon Solomon) :

After almost a year on vacation, Youppi!, the furry, orange mascot of the Montreal Expos, has gone back to work.

He has been picked up by the NHL Montreal Canadiens after intense negotiations with 10 different interested groups and companies, including the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.

Terms of the deal between the Expos and the Canadiens were not disclosed but one report said negotiations involved six figures.

There’s no truth to the rumor that MLB offered to throw in Wil Cordero for free. Or that arrangements have already been made to have Cristian Guzman wear the Youppi! suit over the winter.