David Desharnais is on the move after being traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Edmonton Oilers for Brandon Davidson.

The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward David Desharnais to the Edmonton Oilers for defenceman Brandon Davidson.

Desharnais, 31, has 10 points in 31 games with the Canadiens this season. His best season to date was the 2011-12 season where he had 16 goals and 44 assists for 60 points in 81 games.

Desharnais has a cap hit of $3.5 million and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, the Canadiens will retain 20 per cent of Desharnais’ salary in the trade.

VANCOUVER, BC – APRIL 11: Brandon Davidson #88 of the Edmonton Oilers skates in NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks on April, 11, 2015 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Davidson has one assist in 28 games played with the Oilers this season, his third with the team.

The 25-year-old signed a two-year, $2.85 million contract on Feb. 29, 2016.

The Lethbridge, AB. native has five goals and eight assists in 91 career games with the Oilers.


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