The Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday claimed forward Paul Byron off waivers from the Calgary Flames.
Byron, 26, had six goals and 19 points in 57 games last season.
A sixth-round pick (No. 179) of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2007 NHL Draft, Byron has 17 goals and 48 points in 138 games over parts of five seasons with the Sabres and Flames.
Goaltender Dustin Tokarski and defenseman Mark Barberio cleared waivers and were assigned to St. John's of the American Hockey League along with forward Jacob De La Rose.