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Updated: 2/03 11:58 am

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Dale Weise from the Vancouver Canucks on Monday in exchange for defenseman Raphael Diaz.

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said Weise "brings additional toughness and grit to our group of forwards."

Weise, 25, had three goals, nine assists and 65 hits in 44 games for the Canucks this season. For his career, he has totaled 10 goals, 16 assists and 185 penalty minutes in 162 games with the New York Rangers and Canucks.

The 28-year-old Diaz posted 11 assists and blocked 100 shots in 46 games with the Canadiens in 2013-14. The Swiss native has four goals and 37 helpers in 128 career games, all with Montreal.

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