Canadiens coach Michel Therrien decided to cancel a previously scheduled practice in Brossard Monday morning, giving his players the day off after back-to-back Super Bowl weekend games at the Bell Centre.
Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin announced Monday afternoon that he has traded defenceman Raphael Diaz to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for right-winger Dale Weise.
“A young veteran with 162 games of experience at the NHL level, Dale Weise is a winger with a physical style of play who brings additional toughness and grit to our group of forwards,” Bergevin said in a statement.
Weise, 25, has 3-9-12 totals in 44 games this season along with 42 penalty minutes and 65 hits. He is 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds.
The Canadiens will have a morning skate at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Brossard before facing the Calgary Flames Tuesday night at the Bell Centre (7:30 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio 690). The Canadiens will then face the Vancouver Canucks Thursday night at the Bell Centre before playing their final game before the Olympic break Saturday night in Carolina against the Hurricanes.
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