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Canadiens acquire goalie Ben Scrivens from Oilers for Zack Kassian

Fresh off waivers after substance abuse rehab, forward Zack Kassian was traded by the Canadiens to Edmonton for backup goalie Ben Scrivens.
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MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens traded forward Zack Kassian to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday for goaltender Ben Scrivens.

Scrivens, 29, was 2-6-1 with AHL Bakersfield this season. He had a 3.47 goals-against average and .893 save percentage.

In 129 NHL regular-season games, Scrivens was 42-56-17 with a 2.90 GAA and .905 save percentage.

Kassian, 24, was acquired by the Canadiens last summer, but did not play in a regular season game for Montreal. 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 NHL regular-season games.

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