Canadiens acquire Scrivens, Oilers get Kassian

The Montreal Canadiens have announced the acquisition of goaltender Ben Scrivens from the Edmonton Oilers in return for forward Zack Kassian.

Kassian will report to the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors.

Scrivens, 29, displays a 2-6-1 record in 10 games thus far this season with Bakersfield, along with a 3.47 goals-against average, a .893 save percentage and one shutout.

The 6-foot-2, 181-pound goaltender shows a 42-56-17 record with seven shutouts in 129 career regular-season games in the NHL. A native of Spruce Grove, Alta., he has maintained a 2.90 GAA and a .905 save percentage. In the NHL, Scrivens has suited up for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings and Oilers.

Scrivens has made 104 appearances in the AHL with Bakersfield and Toronto, going 51-40-8 with a 2.30 GAA, a .920 save percentage and nine shutouts. He backstopped Toronto to the Calder Cup Finals in 2012.

Kassian, 24, has not played this season. In 59 AHL games with Rochester and Chicago, he has 23 goals and 24 assists for 47 points. Kassian was an AHL All-Star as a rookie in 2011-12.

Kassian has appeared in 198 NHL games with Buffalo and Vancouver, tallying 35 goals and 31 assists for 66 points. He was a first-round draft choice (13th overall) by the Sabres in 2009.