The Montreal Canadiens acquired defenceman Brandon Davidson from the Edmonton Oilers for forward David Desharnais on Tuesday night.
The 25-year-old Davidson has one assist in 28 games with the Oilers this season while averaging 15:23 of ice time.
The six-foot-two, 200-pound blue-liner was drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Draft by Edmonton and has played in 91 career games.
Desharnais had four goals and six assists in 31 games for for the Canadiens this season.
“I would like to thank David for all his years as a Montreal Canadien,” said Montreal GM Marc Bergevin. “He developed and matured within our organization providing valuable services. We wish him the utmost success with the continuation of his career.”