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Zack Kassian traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ben Scrivens

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It had been rumoured that Kassian was on the move, and the deal finally went through.

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Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens announced this morning that Zack Kassian was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ben Scrivens.

Scrivens, 29, has a .893 save percentage in the AHL this season, with the Bakersfield Condors. Last season with the Oilers he produced a .890 save percentage in 57 games.

Scrivens carries a $2.3M cap hit this season, and his contract expires at the end of the year. The Oilers retain 24% of Scrivens' salary, which makes his cap hit identical to what Kassian cost. With the new goalie in the mix, and Dustin Tokarski demoted to the AHL, the Habs will add $0.39M to their cap.

Scrivens will be in uniform tonight as the Habs face the Lightning.

Kassian ends his career with the Canadiens without having played a single game with the club. We wish him all the best in the future.