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Canadiens deal for defenceman Mike Weaver

The Montreal Canadiens made a minor deal Tuesday, a day ahead of the NHL trade deadline, acquiring veteran blue-liner Mike Weaver from Florida for a fifth-round draft choice.

Florida gets 5th-round pick in 2015

Defenceman Mike Weaver, left, has suited up for five NHL teams in his career, with Florida the most recent. (Kathy Willens/The Associated Press)

The Montreal Canadiens made a minor deal Tuesday, a day ahead of the NHL trade deadline, acquiring veteran blue-liner Mike Weaver.

Weaver, 35, comes from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL draft.

Weaver has seven goals, 79 assists and 213 penalty minutes in 586 career regular-season games. He was in his fourth season with the Panthers, with previous stops in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Vancouver and St. Louis.

Undrafted after playing collegiately at Michigan State, Weaver is an experienced shot blocker and penalty killer.

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