NHL trade deadline: Davis Drewiske dealt to Canadiens

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The Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Davis Drewiske from the Los Angeles Kings.

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Davis Drewiske from the Los Angeles Kings, according to Darren Dreger of TSN on Tuesday afternoon.

In exchange for Drewiske, the Kings have received a fifth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft.

The left-handed defenseman is playing in the final year of a three-year, $1.8 million contract that carries an annual average value of $616,667 against the salary cap. He will become an unrestricted free agent this July.

Drewiske has recorded a goal and three assists for four points in 20 games this season. In addition, he averaged 14:27 of ice-time, which included an average of 3:01 on the penalty kill. However, he hasn't played since March 12 and has been scratched in the Kings' last 10 games.

It seems likely that the pending addition of Robyn Regehr from the Buffalo Sabres made Drewiske's chances of cracking the lineup that much more difficult and thus expendable before the deadline.

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