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Biron heads to Montreal, Traverse to San Jose

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens on Friday acquired
defenseman Mathieu Biron from the San Jose Sharks for
defenseman Patrick Traverse.

Neither player has appeared in the NHL this season.

Biron, 26, played in 52 games with the Washington Capitals
last season, scoring four goals and 13 points.

A first-round draft selection in 1998, the 6-6 Biron has 12
goals and 32 assists in parts of six seasons with Washington,
Florida, Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders.

Traverse, 32, played in just one game with the Dallas Stars
last season. He has 14 tallies and 51 assists in 279 career
games over parts of seven seasons with Dallas, Montreal,
Anaheim, Boston and Ottawa.