Canadiens acquire Gonchar from Stars for Moen

Montreal, QC ( – The Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens
made a one-for-one transaction on Tuesday, with veteran defenseman Sergei
Gonchar heading to Canada and bottom-six forward Travis Moen heading to Texas.

Normally a steady offensive presence on the blue line, Gonchar posted just one
assist in three appearances for the Stars, who have allowed the second-most
(50) goals in the Western Conference through 14 games. He missed 11 games with
a foot injury at the outset of the season.

The 40-year-old native of Russia has totaled 219 goals and 579 assists in
1,256 games since breaking into the NHL during the lockout-shortened 1995

Moen failed to record a point in 10 appearances for the Habs this year, his
sixth with the franchise. In 690 games over 11 seasons with four teams, the
32-year-old native of Saskatchewan has collected 56 goals and 125 points.