Ben Scrivens acquired by Canadiens from Oilers for Zack Kassian

The Montreal Canadiens acquired goaltender Ben Scrivens from the Edmonton Oilers on Monday in return for forward Zack Kassian.

Edmonton receives forward for goaltender in minor league exchange

Goaltender Ben Scrivens, toiling for Edmonton's farm team, has been traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Zack Kassian. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Montreal Canadiens acquired goaltender Ben Scrivens from the Edmonton Oilers on Monday in return for forward Zack Kassian.

Scrivens, 29, has a 2-6-1 record in 10 games this season with the AHL's Bakersfield Condors, with a 3.47 goals against average and a .893 save percentage.

In 129 career regular season games in the NHL, Scrivens produced a 42-56-17 record with seven shutouts  The Spruce Grove, Alta. native maintained a 2.90 goals against average and a .905 save percentage for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings and Oilers.

The 24-year old Kassian registered one goal and 13 penalty minutes in five pre-season games with the Canadiens. The Windsor, Ont. native was acquired by the Canadiens from the Vancouver Canucks in return for Brandon Prust on July 1, 2015.

He was cleared to play in mid-December after spending more than two months in a substance abuse program. Kassian then cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL St. John's.

The physical winger has 35 goals and 31 assists in 198 career NHL regular-season games.

Also Monday, the Oilers recalled goaltender Eetu Laurikainen from HPK of the Finnish Elite League and assigned him to Bakersfield.

With files from Canadian Press


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