Wisniewskiís rights traded

James Wisniewski. (MARTIN CHEVALIER/QMI Agency)

James Wisniewski. (MARTIN CHEVALIER/QMI Agency)

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The Columbus Blue Jackets didnít give themselves much time to convince defenceman James Wisniewski to sign after acquiring his rights from the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday.

The Jackets traded a conditional seventh-round draft pick to the Canadiens for the negotiating rights to Wisniewski, who will become an unrestricted free agent Friday. The pick will be upgraded to a fifth-rounder if the 27-year-old signs with Columbus.

Wisniewski had 10 goals and 41 assists in 75 games with the Canadiens in 2010-11.


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