Habs pick up Wisniewski from Isles

James Wisniewski (C) is tripped by Montreal Canadiens Benoit Pouliot (L) in front of Montreal...

James Wisniewski (C) is tripped by Montreal Canadiens Benoit Pouliot (L) in front of Montreal Canadiens Lars Eller (R) during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Uniondale, New York, December 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Montreal Canadiens added some depth to their blueline on Tuesday by acquiring defenseman James Wisniewski from the New York Islanders.

In return, the Islanders will receive a compensatory second-round pick in 2011, as well as a conditional fifth-rounder in 2012.

The Canadiens are playing the Capitals in Washington on Tuesday, but Wisniewski is expected to join his new club on Wednesday in Tampa Bay.

The 26-year-old has tallied three goals and 18 assists in 32 games this season.

A fifth-round pick of Chicago in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Wisniewski has recorded 20 goals and 98 helpers in 286 regular-season games with the Blackhawks, Anaheim and Islanders.


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