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Canadiens acquire Kassian from Canucks for Prust

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The Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Zack Kassian from the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday for forward Brandon Prust and a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Kassian, 24, had 10 goals and 16 points in 42 games for the Canucks last season. In 2013-14 he set career-highs with 14 goals and 29 points in 73 games.

Taken by the Buffalo Sabres with the 13th pick of the 2009 draft, Kassian has 35 goals and 66 points in 198 games with the Sabres and Canucks.

Prust, 31, had four goals and 18 points in 82 games last season, and four points in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

In eight seasons with the Calgary Flames, Arizona Coyotes, New York Rangers and Canadiens, Prust has 39 goals and 108 points in 451 games.

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