MONTREAL (AP) -The rival Canadiens and Maple Leafs made a rare trade Thursday, with Montreal sending forward Mikhail Grabovski to Toronto for prospect Greg Pateryn and a second-round draft pick in 2010.
Grabovski had three goals and six assists in 27 games for the Canadiens the past two seasons.
Pateryn, a fifth-round pick in last month's NHL draft by Toronto, played in the United States Hockey League last season. He led Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets defensemen with 27 points (3-24) in 60 games. Pateryn will play for the University of Michigan for the 2008-09 season.
Also, Montreal signed defenseman Alex Henry and goalie Cedrick Desjardins to minor-league deals.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Lightning vs. Predators Pick Are the host Nashville Predators going to take advantage of the Tampa Bay Lightning being on a back-to-back tonight when they play at 8PM...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Blackhawks Pick Are the Tampa Bay Lightning going to rebound from a couple recent setbacks to win at the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Wild Pick Are the Minnesota Wild going to secure a big home win tonight when they clash with the Tampa Bay Lightning...

NHL Team Pages