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Montreal Canadiens acquire defenceman Wisniewski from New York Islanders

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens shored up their defence Tuesday, acquiring James Wisniewski from the New York Islanders for a pair of draft picks.

Wisniewski is scheduled to join the Canadiens on Wednesday in Tampa Bay.

New York received Montreal's second-round selection in 2011 and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2012.

Wisniewski, 26, played in 32 of the Islanders'34 games this season. He was the team's top-scoring defenceman with 21 points (three goals, 18 assists).

Wisniewski has 118 points (20-98) in 286 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks and Islanders.

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