Avalanche trade for Ryan O'Byrne
The injury-depleted Colorado Avalanche acquired defenseman Ryan O'Byrne from the Montreal Canadiens Thursday in exchange for prospect Michael Bournival.
O'Byrne, 26, had appeared in only three games for the Canadiens this season. The 6-foot-5, 234-pound defenseman was Montreal's third-round pick (79th overall) in the 2003 entry draft.
He played in in a career-high 55 games last season (four points) and 13 of Montreal's 19 games during its surprising playoff run.
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