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.