WASHINGTON (AP) -The Washington Capitals have acquired goalie Cristobal Huet from the Montreal Canadiens for a 2009 second-round draft pick.
The deal Tuesday comes a few hours before the deadline for making trades in the NHL.
Huet has been Montreal's No. 1 goalie this season. The 2007 All-Star is 21-12-6 with a 2.55 goals-against average.
The Capitals' top goalie has been Olie Kolzig, who is 21-19-6 with a 3.03 GAA.
Washington has climbed from the bottom of the NHL to within striking distance of a playoff berth.
The draft pick Montreal gets was previously acquired by Washington from Anaheim for Brian Sutherby.